Year: 1999 Source: Illness, Crisis and Loss, v.7, no.3, (July 1999), p.252-265 SIEC No: 20050264

This article provides suggestions for the management of traumatic events experienced by school communities (including suicide), based on the following: a social construction of grief; an ecological public health perspective on loss & grief; & research on educational change. Elements of a supportive school environment are used to exemplify the proposed approach. The development of a critical incident management plan is outlined. (48 refs)