ERIC Number: ED345140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Maryland Youth Suicide Prevention School Program.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
The Maryland State Department of Education developed this framework for a suicide prevention program. The program framework addresses the following goals: (1) increase awareness among school personnel and community awareness among school personnel and community leaders of the incidence of teenage suicide; (2) train school personnel in individual and schoolwide strategies for teen suicide awareness/prevention; (3) develop and implement school-based preventive programs and pilot programs; and (4) facilitate cooperative agency efforts to utilize community resources in the development and implementation of teenage suicide prevention programs. The framework reflects the three components of a youth suicide prevention school program: prevention, intervention, and postvention. The phases are designed to be implemented sequentially, with regular formative evaluation and staff development. This framework was designed to help local education agencies evaluate the comprehensiveness of existing youth suicide prevention programs or as a guide in establishing a youth suicide prevention school program. (A sample timeline for implementation is provided. Speakers' bureaus, bibliographies, hotlines, advocacy/support organizations, youth suicide prevention programs, and treatment facilities are listed.) (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers: Maryland; Postvention