Meeting summary and recommendations: Clergy workgroup on suicide prevention and aftercare

Date: 2007
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Other
Author:  Marshall DS
Publisher:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

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A workgroup meeting was held to identify clergy needs related to preventing and responding to suicide in the church community. This paper describes the process of the workgroup and provides a summary of the meeting’s content. The purpose of the meeting was to identify the critical elements needed for a competency-based curriculum to train clergy in suicide prevention and response to survivors of suicide. The workgroup provided information about needs, suggested training content and format, and identified possible dissemination strategies. The workgroup also identified action steps to further this project.

Populations:  Survivors of Suicide Loss
Settings:  Faith Communities
Strategies:  Postvention