Year: 2009 Source: School Psychology Review, v.38, no.2, (2009), p.168-188 SIEC No: 20100215

This article provides a comprehensive review of school-based suicide prevention programs from a public health perspective. A literature review of empirical research was conducted for studies containing information pertaining to implementation & outcomes. A total of 13 studies were identified; 10 studies examined universal prevention programs & the remaining 3 looked at selected prevention programs. Only 2 of the 13 studies reviewed demonstrated strong evidence for statistically significant effects on primary outcome measures. No studies provided evidence supporting the replication of program effects. The implications of these results for practice & future research needs are discussed. (92 refs.)

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