Don’t do it alone: A school system rises to the challenge of three student suicides


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Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Education Development Center, Inc (EDC)

Larry Berkowitz, EdD, director of Riverside Trauma Center, discusses developing a school postvention response by sharing an example about a large suburban school system. The school system’s postvention plan helped them respond with care and consistency to the deaths of three students in one school year, and implement a planning process that drew on community resources to meet both immediate and long-term needs.