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This chapter explores the effects of the physical, emotional, & psychological qualities of the school environment on the health, safety, performance, & connectedness of staff & students. The implementation of school climate programs as part of a broader suicide prevention strategy is discussed. A checklist of important considerations when evaluating the status of a school’s climate as it may relate to & influence adolescent suicidal behavior is included. (59 refs)