New Tool on Crisis Response and Postvention Protocol After a Death in the School

Wednesday, March 27th

1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

The impact of a sudden loss in the school community regardless of cause can be devastating, and school and district leaders are frequently unprepared to deal with the aftermath. Preparing an effective response can support healing in the school and community, build resilience, and restore a safe and healthy learning environment.

To help school districts become better prepared, renowned school psychology experts Richard Lieberman, MA, NCSP, and Scott Poland, Ed.D., collaborated with Kognito to develop Resilient Together: Coping with Loss at School, a 40-minute online professional development simulation for teachers and administrators to become better prepared for responding to a death in the school community.

Join these experts for a webinar discussion to learn how this new tool will help teachers and staff:
  • Understand key elements of a crisis response plan, including postvention
  • Communicate with students and colleagues impacted by a loss in the school
  • Collaborate with school and community mental health services
  • Support students by spotting signs of distress and if needed, connecting them with support
  • Identify signs of compassion fatigue in colleagues and advocate for their self-care

Suggested Audiences

  • Superintendents
  • School Principals
  • Pupil Services Staff
  • Directors of Student Services
  • Prevention and Safe Schools Staff
  • School Counselors and Psychologists

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About Our Presenters

Conversations that change lives.

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RICHARD LIEBERMAN, MA, NCSP is a Lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at Loyola Marymount University and from 1986-2011 he coordinated Suicide Prevention Services for Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school district in the US. He has co-authored numerous book chapters on suicide intervention in the schools; consulted nationally with districts experiencing suicide clusters; served on the Steering Committee for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and contributed to both the SAMHSA Preventing Suicide and SPRC/AFSP After a Suicide school toolkits.


DR. SCOTT POLAND is a Professor at the College of Psychology and the Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is a licensed psychologist and an internationally recognized expert on school safety, youth suicide, self-injury, bullying, school crisis prevention/intervention, threat assessment, and parenting in challenging times. He has authored or co-authored five books and many chapters and articles on these subjects. He previously directed psychological services for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Texas for 24 years and is a past President of the National Association of School Psychologists and a past Prevention Division Director of American Association of Suicidology. He is very dedicated to prevention and has testified about the mental health needs of children before the U.S. Congress on four occasions. He has been assisting the Jordan School District in Utah which experienced a suicide cluster and the Broward School District in Florida after the school shooting in Parkland.

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JENNIFER SPIEGLER, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, joined Kognito in 2010 with a background spanning education, business, and not-for-profit sectors, in areas such as instructional design, strategic communications, fundraising, and arts administration. Prior to joining Kognito, Jennifer served as assistant director of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning where she initiated new projects with faculty in the health sciences. At Kognito, Jennifer leads engagements with state-level government agencies, statewide non-profits, and school districts, overseeing a multi-disciplinary team to support client marketing, customer experience and simulation customization, and new simulation development.

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