Suicide Postvention:
The Role of the School Community After a Suicide
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August 1, 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT
August 2, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults between the ages of 15-24, but school and district leaders are frequently unprepared to respond to a suicide event. Preparing an effective response requires a better understanding of the roles of school community members after a suicide and providing them with the knowledge and skills that can reduce the risk of suicide contagion and restore a safe, healthy learning environment.

We hosted a webinar with Rich Lieberman, MA, NCSP, and Dr. Scott Poland, who discussed:

  • The rationale and primary goals of “postvention”
  • The roles and responsibilities within the school community after a suicide
  • Recommendations and resources for schools and districts

Suggested Audiences:

  • District leaders
  • Superintendents
  • School principals
  • Pupil services staff
  • Prevention and safe schools staff
  • School counselors, social workers and psychologists
  • Community mental health professionals
  • Teachers
  • Parents

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About Our Presenters

Richard Lieberman MA, NCSP, Lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at Loyola Marymount University

Dr. Scott Poland, Professor at College of Psychology and the Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University

The presenter, a licensed psychologist is an internationally recognized expert on youth suicide, school crisis and parenting in challenging times. He has authored or co-authored five books and many chapters and articles on these subjects. His fifth book entitled, Suicide in schools was published in 2015 by Routledge.  He also recently (8/15) co-authored the Suicide Safer Schools Plan for the state of Texas. He previously directed psychological services for a large Texas school system 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 is a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team and has personally assisted school communities after many tragedies.

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Webinar

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.
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