Dr. Terri Erbacher's dedication to aiding children in crisis and educating schools and mental health professionals has earned her numerous awards for her contributions to the community. She has been honored by organizations such as the Survivors of Suicide, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Delaware County Intermediate Unit.
Terri’s remarkable service has earned her commendation from the Delaware County Council, and she has been recognized as Pennsylvania's School Psychologist of the Year in the past.
"This book provides the exact kind of practical information school staff need to know, from how to tell a parent his or her child is contemplating a suicidal act to what the school staff member's responsibility is to the child, the parent, and to the community to address suicidal risk. When combined with the detailed case examples that really bring an extra dimension to the step-by-step guides, this book becomes a must-read for any professional working in a school environment."
"This book is an incredible resource full of practical strategies for all school professionals engaged in school safety and mental health initiatives!...It is a one-of-a-kind book that emphasizes critical strategies needed to help establish a multi-disciplinary team approach, with an emphasis on engaging teachers and parents. A strong focus is placed on a comprehensive approach to school safety and mental health programming that includes: how to integrate new initiatives within existing intervention frameworks, culturally competent practices, trauma informed approaches, threat and suicide assessment, and crisis prevention through intervention and recovery. "