WS03: After a Suicide: Guidelines for Schools

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 2:00 PM–5:00 PM


This workshop will provide model practices to deal with a tragic loss by suicide in a school community. Enhanced by the testimonies of the presenters, participants will learn how to provide the tools for a coordinated crisis response, help students cope, work effectively with the community, make appropriate choices supporting memorialization, use social media to identify and respond to at-risk students, provide opportunities for grief support, and minimize the risk of suicide contagion.


Richard A. Lieberman, NCSP, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angeles, CA; Scott Poland, EdD, NCSP, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Brian R. Lazzaro, Med, Township High School District 211, Palatine, IL