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about what the deceased was doing at the time of death. It
is especially confusing to the family if the student is studying in one country but dies in another (and didn't inform
the parents about the extracurricular travel). Other times,
local police contact law enforcement in the student's home
jurisdiction, and the hometown police inform the family or
campus police if institutional ties are evident. this underscores the importance of communicating with campus police
as soon as possible after a student death.
In some cases, the institution's first responder may be
the one to share the news with the family that their son
or daughter has died abroad. this may occur when the
family is contacted by law enforcement (local or overseas)
and then calls the institution before consulate officers can
follow up. therefore, it's important for the Icmt and others on campus to receive training by law enforcement and
counseling staff on how to talk to the family in such cases
before the need arises.
In the most unfortunate circumstances, parents may
learn of the student's death via traditional or social media.

this is a horrific way for a family to receive word of such
a tragedy, so if faculty or staff are present at the time of
the incident, all efforts must be made by them to ask witnesses to refrain from posting information on social media
sites or talking to the press until the victim's family can
be notified. such acts are not about shielding an institution from publicity or liability, but about allowing for the
most compassionate form of notification. Be prepared to
accept, however, that despite your best efforts, it's impossible to control the media. the ultimate goal is to balance
the pressures to provide information and limit rumor and
gossip, while showing deference and respect to the student's friends and family.

Pastoral care to students, Families,
and the campus community
Family
nothing can compare to the shock that comes when a parent learns that their son or daughter has died tragically

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International Educator - November/december 2013
Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Core Values
Reawakening Higher Education in Iraq
University of South Florida: What's in a Name? The World
Foreign Student Affairs
View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
Supplement
When a Student Dies Abroad
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - In Brief
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - Core Values
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - Foreign Student Affairs
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - View From Out Here
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - Forum
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - 54
International Educator - November/December 2013 - 55
International Educator - November/December 2013 - In Focus
International Educator - November/December 2013 - Cover3
International Educator - November/December 2013 - Cover4
International Educator - November/December 2013 - Supplement
International Educator - November/December 2013 - SCover2
International Educator - November/December 2013 - S1
International Educator - November/December 2013 - When a Student Dies Abroad
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