Developed by the Jed Foundation, the Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Student provides colleges and universities, regardless of size, culture, and resources, with a list of issues to consider when drafting or revising protocols relating to the management of the student in acute distress or at risk for suicide. It is divided into the following three sections, each of which is structured as a series of questions:
Users of the Framework should:
The Framework is available for free. It can be downloaded from the Jed Foundation website: www.jedfoundation.org.
*The content of programs listed in Section II (Expert and Consensus Statements) of the SPRC/AFSP Best Practices Registry address specific goals of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and have been reviewed by a panel of three suicide prevention experts and found to meet standards of importance, likelihood of meeting objectives, accuracy, safety, congruence with prevailing knowledge, and appropriateness of development process. Programs were not reviewed for evidence of effectiveness. Additional information about the Best Practices Registry can be found at www.sprc.org.