Community and Schools

While our main focus is on families, we realize that there are issues that can arise within the community that may bring the need for grief and crisis support. We encourage collaboration with schools and businesses to educate staff and implement grief support processes and programs. The following organizations bring support and awareness to schools and communities.

Brighter Days Family Grief Center

The team at Brighter Days provides consulting services for Minnesota schools, colleges, organizations, and communities in the event of a death or crisis.

Canvas Health

Canvas Health provides stigma-free help for those struggling with mental illness, substance use, crisis, sexual assault, grief, loss, and trauma. Their mission is to provide hope, healing, and recovery to the people they serve. Canvas Health also provides on-site mental health services to select schools through their Therapeutic Assistance Program (TAP).

Coalition to Support Grieving Students

A groundbreaking, practitioner-oriented website designed to provide educators with the information, insights, and practical advice they need to better understand and meet the needs of the millions of grieving kids in America’s classrooms.

Conversations with Kelly

Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, created Conversations with Kelly (CWK) for a powerful purpose: to alleviate suffering. Her message of hope and healing celebrates the power of coming together, where patients, survivors, friends, family, providers and caregivers unite in an intimate forum dedicated to creating positive change.


Students receive education, assessment, referral, therapy and after-care from FamilyMeans therapists in several school districts.

Healing Hearts Connection

Healing Hearts Connection offers schools consultation and education following a school crisis, and also provides speakers for groups and organizations on general grief education.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB)

The NCSCB is dedicated to helping schools support their students through crisis and loss. Click here for the Teacher Training Module: Supporting Grieving Students In Schools.

Washburn Center for Children

Washburn Center for Children provides families mental health assessment, treatment, and school consultation at 23 schools in the Minneapolis, Bloomington and Eden Prairie School districts.