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A feasibility study on implementation of the Peer-Gatekeeper program in Western Australian secondary schools

Shimanuki, Chie (2015) A feasibility study on implementation of the Peer-Gatekeeper program in Western Australian secondary schools. Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

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The present study examines the possibility of implementing a peer-gatekeeper program in Western Australian secondary schools by focusing on barriers for the process of implementation and effectiveness of those programs. The present research focuses on rural/remote areas of Western Australia, Indigenous communities, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, school settings, issues around youth involvement, and limitations of gatekeeper programs to identify possible barriers. The study then identifies some strategies to remove those barriers. Suicide prevention strategies and those efforts in Western Australia require a human ecological approach which focuses on a variety of systems existing in complex society. As such, a peer-gatekeeper program should be considered as a part of multi-layered approach to tackling suicide issues.

Publication Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Supervisor: Northcote, Jeremy
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/27915
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