Postvention

 

“After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools” (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center)
This toolkit is designed to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in the school community. It is meant to serve as a practical resource for schools facing real-time crises to help them determine what to do, when, and how. The toolkit reflects consensus recommendations developed in consultation with a diverse group of national experts, including school-based personnel, clinicians, researchers, and crisis response professionals. It incorporates relevant existing material and research findings as well as references, templates, and links to additional information and assistance.
Website: www.sprc.org/sites/default/files/migrate/library/AfteraSuicideToolkitforSchools.pdf

Postvention Checklist: A Guide for Schools (from SAMHSA’s Preventing Suicide A Toolkit for High Schools

Suggested for: Administrators, school mental health professionals, counselors, student support staff, nurses

A death by suicide in the school community can have a tremendous impact on your students, teachers and staff.  Have you considered what to do with the empty chair in the classroom?  How to handle memorials?  How to work with the media?  And how to provide immediate and long term emotional support to students? This training will provide an overview of best practices on “Suicide Postvention” and assist your district or school in developing a plan to respond to deaths by suicide in the school community including a review of current protocols, and assistance with creation of a “Postvention” plan to respond effectively and support students.

Length:  3 hours to full day

The Directing Chang Team is available to provide a shorter 3-hour training on “Postvention”, or a full-day workshop where attendees leave with a draft “Postvention Suicide Response Plan” for their district or school. Please contact us for more information.

Postvention: Responding to Deaths by Suicide
Suggested for: Administrators, school mental health professionals, counselors, student support staff, nurses

A death by suicide in the school community can have a tremendous impact on your students, teachers and staff.  Have you considered what to do with the empty chair in the classroom?  How to handle memorials?  How to work with the media?  And how to provide immediate and long term emotional support to students? This training will provide an overview of best practices on “Suicide Postvention” and assist your district or school in developing a plan to respond to deaths by suicide in the school community including a review of current protocols, and assistance with creation of a “Postvention” plan to respond effectively and support students.

Length:  3 hours to full day

The Directing Chang Team is available to provide a shorter 3-hour training on “Postvention”, or a full-day workshop where attendees leave with a draft “Postvention Suicide Response Plan” for their district or school. Please contact us for more information.

If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a friend call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately: 1-800-273-8255This is a free 24-hour hotline.
The contest is part of Each Mind Matters: California's Mental Health Movement and statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. These initiatives are funded by counties through the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The program is implemented by Your Social Marketer, Inc.
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