Year: 1990 Source: AAS Newslink, v.16, no.4, (Winter 1990), p.2 SIEC No: 19901771

This brief article begins by describing the purpose of school-based suicide prevention programs – most importantly because students are usually the first to know when a friend or classmate is at risk of suicide. Next, the author discusses the implications of financial restraints for school programs, such as a lack of widely accepted standards or program guidelines & a lack of external program evaluation. (VM)