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Section III: Adherence to Standards

About Adherence to Standards

See Section I: Evidence-Based Programs for programs that have produced positive outcomes related to suicide prevention.

Section III of the Best Practices Registry (BPR) lists programs, practices, policies, protocols, and informational materials whose content has been reviewed according to current program development standards and recommendations (see the Section III criteria below.) Section III programs and materials are designed for use in specific settings, such as schools, communities, clinics, or campuses, as opposed to Section II statements, which offer general guidance to the field.

Important Note: Inclusion in Section III means only that the content meets the criteria outlined below. The Section III review process does not examine program outcomes.

See Section I: Evidence-Based Programs for programs that have produced positive outcomes related to suicide prevention. While not the same as proven effectiveness, adherence to standards is an important aspect of developing high-quality prevention programs.

Inclusion in Section III does not mean that SPRC endorses or recommends these practices. Rather, we recommend that BPR listings be used as one information source in the context of an effective prevention planning process. This listing includes only materials submitted and reviewed according to BPR Section III criteria and is not a comprehensive inventory of all suicide prevention practices.

Section III Program Listings: Adherence to Standards

Title Type of Program Organization
"Is Your Patient Suicidal?" Emergency Department Poster and Clinical Guide Awareness/Outreach Suicide Prevention Resource Center
A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide Guidelines & Protocols Carson J Spencer Foundation
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools Guidelines & Protocols American Foundation for Suicide Prevention & Suicide Prevention Rescource Center
After an Attempt: A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors Awareness/Outreach National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department Awareness/Outreach National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department Awareness/Outreach National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Education & Training LivingWorks
Army ACE Suicide Intervention Program Education & Training U.S. Army
Ask 4 Help Suicide Prevention for Youth Education & Training Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
ASK about Suicide to Save a Life Education & Training Mental Health America of Texas
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals (AMSR) Education & Training SPRC Training Institute
At-Risk for High School Educators Education & Training Kognito Interactive
At-Risk for Middle School Educators Education & Training Kognito Interactive
At-Risk for University and College Faculty: Identifying and Referring Students in Mental Distress Education & Training Kognito Interactive
At-Risk for University and College Students Education & Training Kognito Interactive
At-Risk in Primary Care Education & Training Kognito Interactive
At-Risk in the ED Education & Training Kognito Interactive
Be A Link Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Education & Training Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
Break Free From Depression: A 4-Session Curriculum Addressing Adolescent Depression Education & Training Boston Children’s Hospital
CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means Education & Training Prevention Center at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth
Campus Connect: A Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers Education & Training Syracuse University
Connect Suicide Postvention Training Education & Training NAMI New Hampshire
Connect Suicide Prevention/Intervention Training Education & Training NAMI New Hampshire
Connect Youth Leaders: Partnering with Adults in Youth Suicide Prevention Education & Training NAMI New Hampshire
Creating Suicide Safety in Schools Education & Training Suicide Prevention Center of New York State (SPCNY)
Depression and Bipolar Wellness Guides for Parents and Teens Awareness/Outreach Families for Depression Awareness
Depression Wellness Guide for Adults with Depression and their Family and Friends Awareness/Outreach Families for Depression Awareness
EndingSuicide.com Education & Training Med Student Learning
Experiential Training in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach) Education & Training Training Institute for Suicide Assessment & Clinical Interviewing (TISA)
Family of Heroes: Training for Family Members of Veterans Education & Training Kognito Interactive
Gryphon Place Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program-A Middle School Curriculum Education & Training Gryphon Place
Healthy Education for Life Program (HELP) Education & Training Heartline Oklahoma
Helping Every Living Person (HELP) Depression and Suicide Prevention Curriculum Education & Training Washington Youth Suicide Prevention Program
High School Gatekeeper Curriculum Education & Training Gryphon Place
How Not To Keep A Secret Education & Training Youth Health Connection
In Harm’s Way: Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention Education & Training Center for Public Safety Innovation, St. Petersburg College
Interactive Screening Program Screening American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
It’s Time to Talk About It: A Family Guide for Youth Suicide Prevention Awareness/Outreach Florida Youth Suicide Prevention (FLYSP) Project
JedCampus Guidelines & Protocols The Jed Foundation
Journey to Wellness Education & Training Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre Inc.
Just Talk About It: Suicide Prevention Toolkit Education & Training CONTACT
Late Life Suicide Prevention Toolkit Education & Training Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health
LEADS for Youth: Linking Education and Awareness of Depression and Suicide Education & Training Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Let's Talk Gatekeeper Training Education & Training Massachusetts Department of Public Health
LGBTQ on Campus for Faculty and Staff Education & Training Kognito Interactive
LGBTQ on Campus for Students Education & Training Kognito Interactive
Lifelines Intervention: Helping Students At Risk for Suicide Education & Training Hazelden
Lifelines Postvention: Responding to Suicide and Other Traumatic Death Guidelines & Protocols Hazelden
LifeSavers Training Education & Training LifeSavers Training Corporation
LOOK LISTEN LINK: A Health Curriculum for Middle School Education & Training Washington Youth Suicide Prevention Program
Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention Education & Training Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel Education & Training American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
More Than Sad: Teen Depression Education & Training American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Networks for Life: An Educator's Role in Youth Suicide Prevention Education & Training Washington Youth Suicide Prevention Program
Not My Kid: What Parents Should Know About Teen Suicide Awareness/Outreach Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Online Counseling and Suicide Intervention Specialist Education & Training QPR Institute
Operation S.A.V.E.: VA Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Education & Training Veterans Administration
Parents as Partners: A Suicide Prevention Guide for Parents Awareness/Outreach Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Pathways to Purpose and Hope Guidelines & Protocols Friends for Survival
Plan, Prepare, Prevent: The SOS Signs of Suicide® Online Gatekeeper Training Education & Training Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum (2nd Edition) Education & Training National Association of School Psychologists
Preventing Transgender Suicide: An Introduction for Providers Awareness/Outreach Massachusetts Department of Public Health
QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Training Education & Training QPR Institute
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) for Law Enforcement Education & Training QPR Institute
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) for Nurses Education & Training QPR Institute
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention Education & Training QPR Institute
Real Teenagers Talking about Depression: A Video-Based Study Guide Education & Training Erika's Lighthouse
Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Primary Care (RRSR—PC) Education & Training American Association of Suicidology
Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills for Clinicians Education & Training American Association of Suicidology
Response: A Comprehensive High School-based Suicide Awareness Program (2nd Edition) Education & Training ColumbiaCare
Riverside Trauma Center Postvention Protocols Guidelines & Protocols Riverside Trauma Center
Safety Plan Treatment Manual to Reduce Suicide Risk: Veteran Version Education & Training Department of Veterans Affairs
Saving Our Lives: Preventing Suicide in Transgender Communities Video and Discussion Guide Awareness/Outreach Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Saving Our Lives: Transgender Suicide Myths, Reality and Help Awareness/Outreach Massachusetts Department of Public Health
School Suicide Prevention Accreditation Education & Training American Association of Suicidology
Shield of Care: A System-Focused Approach to Protecting Juvenile Justice Youth from Suicide Education & Training Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
SOS Signs of Suicide Middle School Program Education & Training Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
Sources of Strength Education & Training Sources of Strength, Inc.
Step In, Speak Up!: Supporting LGBTQ Students Education & Training Kognito Interactive
Student Support Network Education & Training Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK) Education & Training LivingWorks
Suicide and Aging: A Gatekeeper's Workshop Education & Training Samaritans of Merrimack Valley, MA
Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) Guidelines & Protocols Screening for Mental Health
Suicide Prevention Multicultural Competence Kit Education & Training PACE University Counseling Center
Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers of Older Adults Education & Training Samaritans of Merrimack Valley, MA
Suicide Prevention: Supporting our Youth Education & Training Samaritans
Suicide: Coping with the Loss of a Friend or Loved One Awareness/Outreach Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss: A Guide for Funeral Directors Awareness/Outreach American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Helping Families with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Children Awareness/Outreach Family Acceptance Project, San Francisco State University
Survivor Voices: Sharing the Story of Suicide Loss Education & Training NAMI-NH/The Connect Program
Teens for Life Program: Youth Curriculum Education & Training Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, CA
The DORA College Program (Depression OutReach Alliance) Education & Training Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
The FIRE Within: Youth Entrepreneurs Preventing Suicide Education & Training Carson J. Spencer Foundation
Trevor Lifeguard Workshop Education & Training The Trevor Project
Umatter for Schools Youth Suicide Prevention Awareness/Outreach Center for Health and Learning
Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff Education & Training Kognito Interactive
Veterans on Campus: Peer Program Education & Training Kognito Interactive
What is Depression? How to Treat It and What to Do--A Suicide Prevention Guide for Young People Awareness/Outreach Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Working Minds: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace Education & Training Carson J Spencer Foundation
Youth Suicide Prevention School-based Guide Checklists Guidelines & Protocols Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida
Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention Guidelines: A Resource for School Personnel Guidelines & Protocols The Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program