PSN History

Many people coming together, hands together in the center

Introduction

  • Introduction¬†Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people in the US, and although the rate of teen suicide has declined over the last decade, the impact of even one youth suicide is tragic, with far reaching impacts on a community (Gould, et al 1990)….

Background 

  • Palo Alto is a city of over 60,000 people in the northern part of Santa Clara County in California in an area known as Silicon Valley, and is home to many technology companies and Stanford University. While the demographics are very diverse, there is a deep sense of community and shared values…

Community Coalition

  • During the summer 2009, School District staff Developed a 14-point action plan to address the student, parent and teacher activities that they felt were necessary for the start of the school year and to make sure that systems were in place for ongoing support throughout the year…