Reasons why schools should consider a suicide-prevention program

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Reasons why schools should consider a suicide-prevention program

May 23, 2018

KING-TV  covers the work of UW's program Forefront in creating peer advocates

Forefront is a program within the University of Washington's School of Social Work, and it has developed training that empowers teens to teach their peers about suicide prevention.

KING-TV  gives 5 reasons why bringing a suicide prevention program to your school or your child's school might be a good consideration:

1. Suicide is among the leading causes of death in school-age children and teenagers in the United States.
2. Twenty-nine schools already work with the University of Washington for suicide prevention. 
3. The program teaches parents how to have safer homes. 
4. Forefront can also advocate for change at the legislative level. 
5. Schools with a suicide prevention program say they see differences. 

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