New! After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Intermediate


CE Course Description

The suicide of a student can leave a school faced with grieving students, distressed parents and school staff, media attention, and a community struggling to understand what happened and why.  This CE course provides guidance and tools for activities that help people cope with the emotional distress resulting from a suicide and prevent additional trauma that could lead to further suicidal behavior and deaths.

Author: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and Suicide Prevention Resource Center.  (2018).  After a suicide: A toolkit for school (2nd ed.).  Waltham, MA: Education Development Center.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Explain how schools should treat a suicide death of a student vs. a death from another means such as cancer.

2.  Discuss three warning signs indicating a young person may be at risk for suicide.

3.  Enumerate three items that group meetings for students should focus on.

4.  Identify the first action step when a school receives news that one of its students has died.

5.  Provide three ways students should be notified of a death and two ways in which they should not be notified of a student’s death.



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