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Suicide Postvention Challenges for School Social Workers

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suicide prevention, teen suicide, school social workers


School social workers and schools’ responses to a death by suicide are important to help reduce further suicidal behavior but are complicated when the death is not discussed as a death by suicide. This article presents some ethical challenges and best practice for school suicide postvention.


Roggenbaum, S., & Bates, M. (2013). A suicide postvention challenge for school social workers: Parental attitudes towards disclosure. Child & Family Professional, 16(1), 48-57.  


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