Lifelines™ Postvention Responding to Suicide and Other Traumatic Death


Lifelines Postvention is a comprehensive program that helps school communities respond to adolescent suicide and other traumatic death. The Lifelines Postvention program focuses on school response with practical and specific guidelines, addresses the developmental needs of elementary, middle and high school students, targets identified needs of competent community members and aligns with best practices in comprehensive safe schools planning. Lifelines Postvention outlines a research based model to assist in the development of policies and procedures for structuring the school’s response and presents a toolbox of practical response options that reflects the developmental needs of students.


Upon completion of this training participants will be able to:

  • Describe the history and evaluation results of Lifelines Postvention
  • Review theoretical foundation of the Lifelines Postvention model
  • Clarify the roles of competent community members in postvention
  • Outline the roles and responsibilities of the crisis team
  • Identify situations that present postvention challenges
  • Use the Lifelines Postvention resources found in the manual and on the CD-ROM

Course Length

Half or full day

Target Audience

The training is designed for administrators and crisis team members.



Required Materials

The Lifelines Postvention Curriculum must be purchased by the participants. Purchasing information is available at the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide website.


Classroom seating must be available along with room for activities, podium, microphone for large groups, LCD screen, speakers and electrical outlets for the effective delivery of this training.


Registration for this training is the responsibility of the host organization.

Continuing Education Credit

Up to 8.0 hours of Act 48

Fee & Scheduling

For scheduling and pricing, contact Vicki Murray at or (717) 763-1661.