King, Keith A.; Price, James H.; Telljohann, Susan K.; Wahl, Jeffrey
June 1999
American Journal of Health Studies;1999, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p156
Academic Journal
Abstract: A national sample of 228 high school health teachers were surveyed to examine their knowledge regarding adolescent suicide. Most respondents were female, white, and had master's degrees. The overwhelming majority knew the risk factors to adolescent suicide attempts, the appropriate steps to take if a student threatened to attempt suicide, and the appropriate school responses to a student suicide completion. Based on these findings, teacher education programs are encouraged to spend more time on developing the skills necessary to identifying students at risk for adolescent suicide as opposed to solely focusing on content development.


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