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Joffe, Paul – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2008
In the fall of 1984, the University of Illinois instituted a formal program to reduce the rate of suicide among its enrolled students. At the core of the program is a policy that requires any student who threatens or attempts suicide to attend four sessions of professional assessment. The consequences for failing to comply with the program include…
Descriptors: College Students, Prevention, Suicide, Intervention
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Shaw, Heather; Ng, Janet; Stice, Eric – Prevention Researcher, 2007
Increasingly, researchers in the areas of eating disorders and obesity prevention are recognizing the benefits of collaborative efforts aimed at curbing the spectrum of eating-related disturbances. Research suggests that eating disorders and overweight tend to co-occur, and that individuals cross over from one eating-related disturbance to…
Descriptors: Obesity, Prevention, Eating Disorders, Adolescents
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Story, Mary; Kaphingst, Karen M.; French, Simone – Future of Children, 2006
Mary Story, Karen Kaphingst, and Simone French argue that U.S. schools offer many opportunities for developing obesity-prevention strategies by providing more nutritious food, offering greater opportunities for physical activity, and providing obesity-related health services. Meals at school are available both through the U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities
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Story, Mary; Kaphingst, Karen M.; French, Simone – Future of Children, 2006
Mary Story, Karen Kaphingst, and Simone French argue that researchers and policymakers focused on childhood obesity have paid insufficient attention to child care. Although child care settings can be a major force in shaping children's dietary intake, physical activity, and energy balance--and thus in combating the childhood obesity…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Preschool Education, Prevention