When a student dies, the school will be compelled to respond in a meaningful way. The first step in any type of postvention is to meet with the immediate family of the deceased student so that their wishes are respected, and their needs are being met. Some of the other important things while responding to a suicide loss as a school professional can be found in this blog.
What happens when the bereaved become the bullied? Mean comments that we believe to be true hurt, but planning responses can help.
Though this is not the typical response to bullies, Imagine Clinical Training Director Connie Palmer, LCSW, has seen this approach work very effectively. We believe this can really help if your child, or you, is being bullied. Connie teaches about bullying and grief and loss in schools and in the community. This article was written in support of and response to our favorite colleagues and awesome writers at the What’s Your Grief Blog on Grief and Bullying.