This paper reviews the needs and conceptual bases of school-based youth suicide prevention programs, summarizes their current status, and recommends objectives, processes, and evaluation strategies for focused educational programs in this area.
In addition, a broad systemic approach is called for that reorganizes the school context to increase students'contributions to and involvement with the educational process.
Such approaches appear to have been effective with a variety of youth deviant behaviors such as dropout and delinquency, and seem to be particularly appropriate to suicidal behavior that is characterized by alienation and withdrawal from social supports.
A combination of these broad and narrow foci may be necessary to address suicidal behavior in the educational context.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Suicide, Programme sanitaire, Milieu scolaire, Article synthèse, Santé mentale, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Suicide, Sanitary program, School environment, Review, Mental health, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0334738
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 01/03/1996.