By HEATHER DILTS-BAIANO
It’s always hard enough to say goodbye, but especially hard when one is away at school.
“Everyone grieves differently,” says Tanja Steinbach, a counsellor at the Welland campus. “Very often all it takes is just someone to listen.”
She encourages anyone who has experienced a loss to talk to someone. All counsellors on campus are trained to listen and assist with many issues, including grief.
Bethany Wuisman, a math and chemistry teacher at Fort Erie Secondary School, says though she has no direct experience in helping a student cope with a death “there are youth counsellors at each school.”
Youth counsellors come to the school usually two to three times a week.
“Probably after the death of a parent, the youth counsellor would be asked to touch base with the student,” says Wuisman. “The counsellor would then be able to open the door for further contact, either suggesting that they make regular appointments or, if the student is hesitant, that the student be aware that the youth counsellor is available if or when needed.”
Steinbach says counselling gives people a place to talk, cry or vent. Sometimes students can then carry on with their normal classes or adjust their workload. Some students find they need to take a break to deal with the loss.
“I didn’t cope with school very well at all,” says Elsje Ormel, 20, an Art and Design Foundation student at the Welland campus, whose uncle died Nov. 21, 2011.
“I took a week off after his accident, death and then funeral.”
Ormel says she didn’t use the counselling services at that time, but has used them for other difficult situations.
Her teachers told her to take the time she needed and the assignments would be there when she got back.
“Right now it’s a day-to-day process. It’s still so unbelievable that he’s gone, and some days reality will hit harder than others,” she says.
The counsellors speak on behalf of the student to the teachers, chairs and the registrar’s office.
Steinbach says there is no record of how many students come in for grief counselling, but they do come in, and the counsellors help them figure out a plan.
Steinbach says, “Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things to go through in life; however, it is a part of life.
Talking to someone and sharing their feelings can help students cope with the grieving process.”
Луна зайдет только через несколько часов, а на небе нет ни облачка.
Можно подумать, что уже наступили вечерние сумерки,-сказал плантатор, вынимая свои золотые часы,-а между тем всего лишь три часа.
Я не хочу пугать вас, но должен сказать, что она несет с собой смерть.
Не забывайте, сеньор, с кем вы разговариваете!
По "Черное Рождество" вечерам Гассан либо упражнялся с ассегаем, который он выменял у одного "ЕГЭ Математика Самост. подготовка к ЕГЭ" великана-убийцы, либо раздевался "Магические краски Заяц" до пояса и часами боролся со своим не знающим усталости роботом.
Думаю, "Словарные слова 3 кл" они найдут другую оговорку, и тогда состоится третья попытка.
Джо нервно облизнул губы, явственно ощущая, что "ЕГЭ Обществознание 11 кл. 56 диагност. вариантов" цензура в кино недостаточно строга.
и мы все будем "ССР 8 кл Химия" смеяться последними.