Year: 1991 Source: Newslink, v.17, no.4, (Winter 1991), p.7,16 SIEC No: 19911221

This article discusses the 1990 Shaffer study which found that suicide prevention programs at 4 high schools had little beneficial impact on high risk students. The author of this article asserts that the study brought forward buried resistance to prevention programs. He suggests greater learning about the nature of systems & the processes of system change can counter this backlash, along with greater knowledge of other prevention programs. (VM)