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ERIC Number: EJ1083970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-243X
Peer Involvement in Campus-Based Suicide Prevention: Key Considerations
Ilakkuvan, Vinu; Snyder, Melanie G.; Wiggins, Jane
Perspectives in Peer Programs, v26 n1 p6-32 Win 2015
Students on a college campus are involved in each other's lives in ways that are pervasive and consequential, including during times of distress. A comprehensive campus based suicide prevention plan includes strategies to promote peer involvement that are both safe and effective. Careful program planning, careful training and careful messaging are essential. The development and implementation of a good plan will take time and teamwork. This document has been created to support that effort on Virginia's college and university campuses. It provides an outline of peer involvement models as well as eight "key considerations" for including student peers in suicide prevention planning and programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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