Year: 1991 Source: Death Studies, v.15, no.4, (July-August 1991), p.395-402 SIEC No: 19910746

A national U.S. survey of employees in higher education was performed in 1989-90 concerning how schools managed student deaths. Results indicated that most schools did not have a written policy of operation, & there was little training of personnel. The main obstacle to successful postvention efforts was related to the relay of facts from police & other officials. Hints on successful responses are outlined for various modes of death, including suicide. (VM)