Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG) Teams

Tig logo Honeoye Falls-Lima Central Schools Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG) Teams


Children are affected more than we might assume by major and minor losses. Traumatic events and serious illnesses or deaths of family members and friends as well as members of their school family can have a profound impact on these young lives. Even tragic community events, not directly experienced by a child, can leave an indelible mark.


Somewhere between math and reading, children often turn to trusted teachers and other school personnel for support and help to understand sad events in their lives. School is a primary resource for children offering continuity, safety, information, and support for their growth and success. To some, it is truly their second family. School personnel are often a front-line resource for children experiencing trauma, illness, death and loss -- both at times of immediate crisis and in subsequent years, as children continue to adapt and mature.


In recognition of that reality, the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District has made a commitment to providing needed support for those who have experienced a trauma, illness or death. In partnership with the Monroe County Office of Mental Health, multiple staff members have received extensive training to assist them in responding to the emotional needs of children, teachers and other school personnel which arise from trauma, violence, illness, grief and loss. These trained individuals share their time and talent as a member of the District TIG Team. TIG teams offer support and resources to help impacted children and staff cope in the school setting. TIG teams follow a standardized protocol for intervention throughout the District which ensures response equity across all buildings and highlights sensitivity to the family's wishes in all settings.


In addition, the District has partnered with schools throughout the Greater Rochester area to provide and receive back-up TIG support whenever a response plan exceeds the impacted district's resources to enhance collaborations throughout the community in support of our students, their families and our staff.


If you are aware of a situation that may require the help of the TIG Team, please contact your building principal.

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions; and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: David Leahy, Compliance Officer/Coordinator, at: Email - David.Leahy@hflcsd.org, Telephone - (585) 624-7181, Address - 20 Church Street, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. Inquiries concerning the application of the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District non-discrimination policies may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, Telephone (646) 428-3800 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (TTY).

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