A tragic accident and a child dies too young. The school rushes in grief councellors to the classmates.
I have no experience with this phenomenon, except for the numerous newspaper articles to which the above is a summary.
We had a fellow student die when I was in grade school. It was tragic, sad, an opportunity for our trusted teacher to talk/listen about death in general and this student in particular. We got ourselves through it and became just a little bit wiser.
Is the grief councellor influence an example of our being too protective of our kids, or is this a great step in the evolution of a better society? What do grief councellors do between events (I imagine them playing cards then sliding down the bat-pole when the red phone rings - pardon the mixed images).