“Loss of a parent or sibling can have a significant impact on mental health,” said Sen. Bramnick (R-21). “Hopefully by providing information about the impact of loss and grief, young people will have a better understanding of the grieving process.”
The bill, S-3330/A-5015, would require public school districts to teach lessons on grief for students in grades eight through twelve as part of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. The Commissioner of Education will provide age-appropriate resources to public school districts on mechanisms and techniques to use while dealing with symptoms of grief.
To speak with Sen. Bramnick about his legislation, contact Chris Sivel, SRO Deputy Director of Communications at [email protected].