Grief Resources for Families

Pine-Richland School District is available to help parents and students. Please find the district contact for our school psychologists and additional resources outside the district to help assist in coping with trauma and other grief.
Pine-Richland School District Resources
Dr. Maura Paczan and/or Dr. Melissa Ramirez, PR psychologists, at 724-443-7230, ext. 6500.
Buildings Counselors
Outside Resources
General Loss & Trauma Resources
The National Children's Traumatic Stress Network is an excellent resource for handouts and on-line courses related to various types of trauma and grief.  It has resources for parents, students and professionals alike.  Following is a sample of a brief course on psychological first aide for schools.

PA & National Youth Prevention Resources
Resolve Crisis Network
1.888-7-YOU CAN (1-888-796-8226
Student & Young Adult Hot Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Student Depression & Suicide
Post-Secondary Resources
Resources Specifically Geared Toward College Age Students:

Jed Foundation
Provides mental health awareness & crisis intervention for young adults:

College-Level Resources for Mental Health

Staff Resources
Life Solutions