Year: 1996 Source: Journal of Counseling and Development, v.74, no.3, (January/February 1996), p.307-313 SIEC No: 19970858

A survey of school counselling association members concerning peer helper programs provided information on the nature & prevalence of programs within Washington State. Descriptive analyses indicate that peer helper-counselling programs are widely used & that they are often supervised by noncounselling professionals. Furthermore, the analysis revealed significantly greater numbers of completed suicides at those schools where programs are supervised by noncounselling professionals. (44 refs.)