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Peer Programs: Applications, Outcomes, and Challenges

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Students are taking on many positions within suicide prevention on college campuses, as hotline counselors, educators, and advocates. They play an important role in promoting social networks and increasing partnerships on campus, both of which are essential components for creating a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention. However, despite widespread implementation of such programs, there is limited research addressing the effectiveness of these strategies. Alison Malmon of Active Minds on Campus will co-facilitate this session with grantees to explore the successes, challenges, and limitations of peer education programs.

Facilitators: Leah Horn, SPRC; Alison Malmon, Executive Director, Active Minds on Campus

Charlie Morse, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Dolores Cimini, University at Albany
Susan Prieto-Welch, Purdue University