Supporting Our Community
Local Everett Resources for Grief and Loss/Mental Health:
Information about supporting children through grief and loss experiences:
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has a series of resources, included below, that helps families support their children after grief and loss experiences. These resources have been divided by language groups:
Para los padres Guía informativa sobre la aflicción traumática infantil
Duelo traumático infantil: información para padres y cuidadores
Ayudar a los adolescentes con duelo traumático: consejos para los cuidadores
Para jovenes dolor traumatico infantil hoja informativa
Tragedies like this one impact our community in significant and measurable ways. We know that it will take time for us to recover from this shocking loss, and we are committed to doing it in partnership with our students, our families and the community of Everett that sustains us all.
June 23, 2022
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2022
The resources and supports outlined here are designed to support our community after the sudden and tragic news of Fabieri “Fab” Fabert’s recent death. The contents include information about how you can support your child(ren) at home, how you can access us for more help and support, and information about local resources that are available in Everett to support experiences of grief and loss after the death of a loved-one.
People have a wide range of reactions to the news of the death of a classmate. If you notice that your child is struggling with feelings of sadness, questions about what happened, or worries about what might happen, these are helpful things to remember when talking to your child:
- Assure your child that the death of a young person is rare and that, as a family and a community, we will do everything possible to keep them safe.
- Reassure your child that sadness, anger, fear, guilt, confusion, and other feelings are all normal and okay when someone dies.
- Express your own feelings in an open way that encourages your child to share their feelings and concerns.
- It is natural for children to want to understand the reasons why, but it is important not to speculate and to instead try and focus on what they are feeling.
- If you think your child needs additional support the best thing to do is contact your school counselor or principal, and we can help you find support.
On the next pages, you will find resources available through EHS, local community resources to help you and your family, and links to national resources available to anyone.
Other Supportive Services available at EHS:
Over the coming days, we will have a better understanding of the support needs of EHS students, staff and families. As we continue to assess what would be helpful, we will share this information with you via email. Please keep an eye on your email for updates from us.