Are Teachers of Children and Young Adolescents Responsive to Suicide Prevention Training Modules? Yes
Both before and after a 1-hour suicide prevention training module, 75 elementary trachers-in-training read a 4-sentence vignette about a suicidal student ("Pat"), then completed 8 questions about their responses. Compared with pretraining, at post-training these teachers were more likely to say that they would send or escort Pat to the counselor's office, use written or verbal no-suicide agreements, call Pat's parents, believe Pat to be serious rather than simply seeking attention, and feel comfortable handling a similar situation. Increased proactive attitudes after one hour of training imply that teachers would benefit from periodic suicide awareness and prevention training modules.
Davidson, M. W.,
Range, L. M.
(1999). Are Teachers of Children and Young Adolescents Responsive to Suicide Prevention Training Modules? Yes. Death Studies, 23(1), 61-71.
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