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Strunk, Catherine M.; Sorter, Michael T.; Ossege, Julianne; King, Keith A. – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
Many school-based suicide prevention programs do not show a positive impact on help-seeking behaviors among emotionally troubled teens despite their being at high risk for suicide. This study is a secondary analysis of the Surviving the TeensĀ® program evaluation to determine its effect on help-seeking behaviors among troubled youth. Results showed…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Suicide, Prevention, Adolescents
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Biddle, Virginia Sue; Kern, John, III; Brent, David A.; Thurkettle, Mary Ann; Puskar, Kathryn R.; Sekula, L. Kathleen – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
Pennsylvania's response to adolescent suicide is its Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAP has been funded for 27 years although no statewide outcome studies using case-level data have been conducted. This study used logistic regression to examine drug-/alcohol-related behaviors and suspensions of suicidal students who participated in SAP. Of the…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, At Risk Students, Referral
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Garcia, Carolyn; Pintor, Jessie Kemmick; Lindgren, Sandi – Journal of School Nursing, 2010
Latino girls (Latinas) experience disproportionate rates of emotional distress, including suicidal ideation, which may be indicative of inadequate coping abilities. Prevention of mental health problems, a U.S. public health priority, is particularly critical for Latina adolescents due to lack of access to mental health treatments. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Intervention, School Nurses, Focus Groups