Tending The Wounds

The initial shock of the World Trade Center attack has passed. But as Americans return to work, to school and (gingerly) to play, the impact of the disaster on everyday life is just beginning to be fe

Lessons in Grief

In moments of crisis, school administrators draw up action plans--snow-emergency routes, fire-safety drills and, most recently, school-shooting lockdowns. Last week Scott Feder, principal of Dutch Neck Elementary School in Princeton Junction, N.J., installed a three-part "grieving plan" to console a kindergartner whose father never came home from work Sept. 11. There was only one problem. Though the newspaper and other students reported the man had perished, the family was still holding out hope. The young girl had been told that "Daddy's going to be home very late."

No lesson plan could provide comfort for the thousands of New...

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