ERIC Number: ED349512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Death in the School Community: A Handbook for Counselors, Teachers, and Administrators.
Oates, Martha D.
This book focuses on death in the school community. The first chapter shows the problem to be widespread and examines recent increases in the number of violent deaths. Incidents reported in newspapers and news magazines over the past 12 months are cited. The second chapter discusses the elements of an effective response plan and presents a schema for determining the degree of campuswide trauma schools can expect from a particular death. The duties of a planning task force are addressed and an "action checklist" is provided. The third chapter describes common grief reactions of preschool through high school age students related to particular deaths. The fourth chapter describes techniques and strategies counselors and teachers can use to educate students about death and to facilitate healthy grief responses. The fifth chapter provides detailed information on group counseling with students after a death affects students campuswide as well as with students for whom the death is personal. The sixth chapter illustrates the application of principles and strategies discussed in previous chapters and gives the reader opportunities to practice planning effective responses. A reference section lists all works cited. An appendix presents an annotated bibliography of books, articles, and other resources. (ABL)
Descriptors: Death, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, School Counseling, School Involvement, School Role, Secondary School Students, Teachers
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 ($23.95, Order #72040).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.