Year: 1997 Source: Vancouver, BC: BC Suicide Prevention Program, 1997. 20p. SIEC No: 19971339

In 1997 the BC Suicide Prevention Program developed & implemented a province-wide needs assessment to determine the current state of knowledge, skill & levels of perceived support among school personnel in the area of youth suicide prevention. A total of 2612 surveys were distributed to school gatekeepers throughout the province with an overall response rate of 55.4%. The results highlight specific areas where schools & suicide prevention program staff might want to focus their training efforts.