ERIC Number: ED405633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Suicide Prevention, Intervention, & Postvention: A Comprehensive Approach.
Updating School Board Policies, v27 n1 p8-11 Feb 1996
Without a suicide policy and programs in place, school boards may be held legally accountable. This brief describes the three major components of a suicide education program--prevention, intervention, and postvention. Elements of the primary prevention phase include a board-approved suicide-prevention policy, inservice programs for all staff, parental awareness programs, and suicide-prevention education for students. The intervention components of a school-suicide program include written assessment tools, the identification of at-risk students, parental involvement, provision of intervention services, and documentation of progress. Postvention actions include informing students, staff, and parents; offering grief-support services; and reemphasizing prevention and intervention strategies. A sidebar presents the results of the "Updating School Board Policies" reader survey about the newsletter's content. (LMI)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.