The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has partnered with Gilchrist to provide grief and loss training for staff and to offer support for school communities affected by a crisis.

Under the agreement, Gilchrist representatives will collaborate with HCPSS School Psychology and Instructional Intervention staff to conduct self-care workshops for HCPSS crisis team members. Gilchrist will offer training for staff in conducting grief support groups within schools and will offer self-care services to HCPSS staff responding to crises.

Gilchrist will also participate in panel discussions during professional development days, and will serve as a resource for students and parents in need of crisis services during times when school is not in session; HCPSS will conduct trainings for Gilchrist staff on responding to crises in school communities.