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This collection features resources highlighted on the homepage of the SPRC website. These include products created by SPRC and our partners, upcoming trainings and conferences, news, and programs developed by suicide prevention grantees and others in the field.

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Ashby Dodge on Culturally Competent Care for LGBTQ Youth

SPARK Talks are short videos designed to spark conversation, innovation, and action. In her contribution to this series, Ashby Dodge from the Trevor Project discusses the importance of providing culturally competent care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning youth.

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Action Alliance Media Panel Presentations Available

In September 2015, the Action Alliance sponsored three web panels for the media on suicide among men in the middle years; teens, technology, and suicide; and suicide among veterans and in the military. These panels are now archived online.

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Suicide Attempt Survivors Support Groups Webinar

In this webinar (October 6, 2:30-4 p.m. ET) presenters Rick Grant-Coons (Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services) and Shari Sinwelski (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) will discuss the development and implementation of suicide attempt survivors support groups.

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First ICRC-S Community of Practice Webinar

The first meeting of the ICRC-S Community of Practice on Planning a Collaborative Research Project will take place on September 18 (2-3 p.m. ET). It will include information about the 2016 Research Training Institute Call for Applications as well as introduce the three case studies that will be explored over the course of this series.

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Briefing on Federal Investment in Suicide Prevention

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Dr. Doryn Chervin, Executive Secretary of the National Action Alliance, participated in a congressional briefing on federal investment in suicide prevention. The hearing, which was co-sponsored by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and Congressman John Katko, also featured representatives from the National Institute of Mental Health Suicide Prevention Consortium and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

It is now available for viewing online.

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Alex Crosby on Using Data to Prevent Suicide

SPARK Talks are short videos designed to spark conversation, innovation, and action. In his contribution to this series, Alex Crosby, medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses the importance of data in suicide prevention as well as where data can be found.

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New SPRC Resource on Sustaining Prevention Efforts

Leaving a Legacy: Translating SPRC’s Sustainability Recommendations into Action provides guidelines and worksheets to help practitioners sustain their suicide prevention activities over the long term. It is based on five principles: (1) Adopt a sustainability mindset; (2) Build momentum; (3) Foster strong leadership; (4) Cultivate partnerships; and (5) Secure additional funding or other resources.

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Jerry Reed on Reaching Out and Saving Lives

In this month’s Director’s Corner Jerry Reed reminds us about the importance of World Suicide Prevention Day and National Suicide Prevention Week and shares some valuable resources for participating in these observances. The theme of both events this year is Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives.