A Systematic Review of School Transitions' Impact on Suicidal Ideation

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. describe the prevalence of suicidal ideation among youth.
  2. assess the impact of school transitions on student suicidal ideation.
  3. identify how supporting a student's transition to their next school fits into the comprehensive role of a school psychologist.


Do school-based transitions impact student suicidal ideation? We will detail the results of a mixed studies systematic narrative literature review analyzing the impact of school-based transitions on student suicidal ideation to inform the future practice of school psychologists. Researchers will discover a gap in the existing literature and practitioners will recognize the need to support students as they transition schools.



Malena A. Nygaard, Indiana University
Christopher W. Drapeau, Valparaiso University
Heather E. Ormiston, Indiana University


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