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ERIC Number: EJ921773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Suicide Prevention in the Dot Com Era: Technological Aspects of a University Suicide Prevention Program
Manning, Jessica; VanDeusen, Karen
Journal of American College Health, v59 n5 p431-433 2011
Western Michigan University's Suicide Prevention Program utilizes multiple technological components, including an online training course, a Web site, and 2 social networking Web site profiles, as integral aspects of a comprehensive program. This article discusses the development, maintenance, use, and impact of the technological aspects of this program, which complement other program activities in meeting program goals. The Web site and use of social networking Web sites have been very well received by members of the university and wider community. Although initial outcomes of each component are positive, low participation in the online training course has limited the usefulness of pretest-posttest comparisons. It is thought that other campus suicide prevention programs may benefit from using technology as a primary method in their suicide prevention programming efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan