IPFW gets $285K grant to prevent student suicides

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has received a $285,000 federal grant to prevent suicides, particularly among certain groups of students.

The university said Wednesday the three-year grant will fund IPFW's Project COMPASS. That stands for COMmunity Partners Against Student Suicide.

Associate professor of psychology Jeannie DiClementi says COMPASS is a campus-wide program but the grant will help it focus its efforts on three groups of students: members of the military and veterans, racial and ethnic minority students, and members of sexual and gender-identity minority groups.

The money will be used for training and education and fighting harassment. DiClementi says partners in the Fort Wayne community have pledged support to the program.

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