Year: 1993 Source: Social Work, v.38, no.2, (March 1993), p.197-203 SIEC No: 20020635

The increase in attention given to adolescent suicide has led to a proliferation of suicide prevention programs in schools throughout the US. Concern is mounting over the benefits of these programs. The author subjects his program to a statistical analysis of effectiveness. Results show that a disturbingly high proportion of adolescents had undesirable attitudes about suicide in the baseline period. The program appears to have caused a significant shift from undesirable to desirable attitudinal responses in 6 of 8 targeted areas. Implications are discussed. (11 refs)