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This chapter outlines the essential components of school-based suicide prevention programs, including: policies & procedures; gatekeeper training; community education; student curriculum addressing suicide; adaptive skills training for students; peer support groups; screening; postvention strategies for responding to a suicidal crisis; crisis centers & hotlines; & a positive school climate. Suicide prevention guideline tips are included, along with a checklist for evaluating school suicide prevention programs. (101 refs)