Year: 2003 Source: Tampa, FL: Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, 2003. p.7a.1-7a.5 SIEC No: 20041213

Part A of a chapter regarding school response to suicide, this document, entitled “Steps for Responding to a Suicidal Crisis,” discusses the need for school-based suicide prevention programs to be prepared for postvention following a suicidal crisis. The rationale behind postvention measures are discussed, & steps for responding to a suicidal crisis are reviewed. A checklist for evaluating a school’s ability to prepare & respond to a death by suicide is also included. (11 refs)