Don’t do it alone: A school system rises to the challenge of three student suicides

Date: 2015
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher:  Education Development Center (EDC)

Larry Berkowitz, EdD, director of Riverside Trauma Center discusses developing a school postvention response by sharing an example about a large suburban school system whose postvention plan helped them respond with care and consistency to the deaths of three students in one school year and implementing a planning process that drew on community resources to meet both immediate and long-term needs.

Populations:  Youth
Settings:  Schools, Communities
Strategies:  Respond to Crisis, Postvention