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ERIC Number: EJ779627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0192-6365
Suicide Prevention in Schools: Court Cases and Implications for Principals
Milsom, Amy
NASSP Bulletin, v86 n630 p24-33 2002
This article discusses the role of educators in suicide prevention. First, the incidence of adolescent suicide in the United States is discussed. Next, case laws related to suicide in educational settings are reviewed. Court rulings indicate that educators can be found negligent in cases involving suicide only if the court finds that they owed a duty to the victim. Finally, suggestions for school principals related to implementing suicide prevention programs in school settings are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A