ERIC Number: EJ799013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
A Season of Sadness--"Responding to Tragedy in School"
Havlland, Joseph E.
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v73 n7 p61-66 Mar 2008
In January, four juniors died in an automobile accident; in February a member of the previous year's graduating class committed suicide; in March a member of the faculty died suddenly; and a crazed gunman killed three current and one former student. Spring 1999 was a season of sadness. Several Penncrest faculty meetings were devoted to reviewing what had occurred, how they had responded, and what, if anything, they'd do differently were tragedy to visit them again. This article presents a list of suggestions the faculty fashioned for responding to tragedies of this sort.
Descriptors: Accidents, Suicide, Psychological Patterns, Coping, Stress Variables, Violence, Death, Stress Management, Crisis Management, Teacher Role, Grief, School Counseling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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