We are currently planning to put together a professional team of elementary school teachers, children's psychologists, therapists, and school counselors to develop the Super Dog Zam grief books into a self-paced and age-appropriate grief healing school program. The Zam Grief Program is for elementary school students who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
Zam Pilot Project for Elementary Schools
A Helping Paw for Grieving Students
For more information, please contact Executive Program Director,
7 in 10 teachers (69%) currently have at least one student in their class(es) who has lost a parent, guardian, sibling, or close friend in the past year.
In contrast, teacher preparation to support grieving students is uncommon. In a recent survey conducted by the American Federation of Teachers and the New York Life Foundation, 93 percent of teachers reported that they never received any training on how to support grieving students.
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Schools Fall Short When It Comes To Helping Grieving Students: Read article
Supporting grieving elementary school students by
giving them effective intervention tools.
Zam School Project is a grief program that focuses on mental wellness for grieving students. We provide the students self-paced grief workbooks that can help them learn:
- How to cope with loss
- To address difficult emotions
The books will give teachers, counselors, and administrators materials to provide their students in need with an effective tool for support.
2014 - 2020
Development, publishing, testing of the family version of the "Zam" grief story & workbooks , which has been donated to families with grieving children ages 3 - 12.
Funding & selecting development team members
"Introduction Workshop for development members"
Graphics team updating books and website.
Develop PR strategy
Printing books and materials
Train the professionals: online workshop.
Introducing the concept to involved professionals.
Books are distributed to selected schools.
Launching the project in the media.
Core team attending National Conventions.
Follow up workshop with development team & evaluation.