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COVID-19 Pandemic Children's Book Collection

Grief and Loss

In the United States we've lost over 900,000 people to the COVID-19 pandemic (Stein, 2022). Collectively, as a society, we are facing an unprecedented level of grief and loss. These deaths impact our children. Close to 200,000 American children are now orphans who lost parents or primary caregivers to the pandemic. Out of that number, fifty percent of caregiver loss was among elementary and middle-school age children (Treglia et al., 2022)The books in this section aim to serve as resources for counselors, educators, caregivers, social workers, and librarians supporting these children. They are mapped to the CASEL Framework for applying evidence-based SEL strategies.