Year: 1983 Source: 5p. SIEC No: 19840879

Ross explains how the youth suicide prevention program in California gained acceptance in schools. Immobilization of staff due to their feeling of lack of knowledge and skills in dealing with suicide intervention was solved by establishing trust, understanding, and helping relationships within peer groups. Thus, need could be identified and referrals and resouces utilized. Talking about suicide was seen as an incomplete approach in itself. (GW)