College Student Death: Guidance for a Caring Campus (American College Personnel Association Series)
- Publish Date: 2007-02-23
- Binding: Paperback
Every year thousands of college students die, leaving our campuses stunned and bereft. In the midst of crisis, it may be necessary to react quickly to their deaths, but appropriate responses can be accomplished through thoughtful preparation. From those who have weathered the deaths of their students, it is possible to adapt strategies that are compassionate, ethical, appropriate, and that reflect well on the campus.
College Student Death: Guidelines for a Caring Campus is the result of many years of collaboration with more than thirty contributors. It applies the knowledge of university personnel called upon to respond to student death on and off campus and to provide solace to family and the campus community. This book provides support to university staff in the immediacy of student death, guides the design of policy before a crisis occurs, and provides instructional considerations for faculty. It enables the campus professional in understanding the complexities of effective response to college students' death and choosing an appropriate course.
College student death affects the depth and breadth of the campus community. Members of innumerable campus unitsincluding student affairs, housing, counseling centers, police departments, international programs, student life, legal affairs, administrative affairs, drug and alcohol centers, health centers, religious communities, and athletic departmentscan benefit from this book.