M.A. Learning Disabilities
Language, Literacy, and Special Education
College of Education
Kuder, S Jay
Child Psychology | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
The purpose of this research was to: (1) determine the extent to which local schools are providing suicide prevention programs; (2) determine the effectiveness of suicide presentation programs; (3) examine the attitudes of teachers, parents, students, and other educational professionals regarding suicide prevention programs and; (4) determine the need for suicide prevention programs in a southern, New Jersey special services school district. A survey was distributed to 20 people in each of the following categories: teacher, parent, student, and other educational professionals. The four categories mentioned above were analyzed in the surveys. The results indicated that the participants feel that suicide prevention/postvention programs are successful and that there is a need for them within the schools. It was found that some teachers were receiving a form of suicide prevention/postvention programming or training. However, they stated that the program or training was not particularly successful.
Leech, Heather, "Suicide prevention / postvention: a student, parent, teacher, and other educational professionals perspective" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 233.