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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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Prevention in Criminal Justice Settings Webinar

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015 (2-3 p.m. ET), the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) will present a webinar exploring suicide prevention in criminal justice settings. People who have had contact with the criminal justice system are at elevated risk of suicide even if they have not been convicted. The webinar will explore psychopathy in relation to substance use treatment, violence, and suicidality as well as issues related to conducting research in prisons.

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Resource for Senior Living Communities

The Role of Senior Living Community Professionals in Preventing Suicide is a new SPRC resource that helps staff of facilities for older adults recognize and respond to those who may be at risk for suicide. It also provides guidance and resources to help administrators create suicide prevention programs in a senior living community.

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American Indian/Alaskan Native Youth Resource

Positive Youth Development: Using Strengths to Address Alcohol Abuse and Suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth is an information brief that introduces a the positive youth development framework, an effective approach for preventing alcohol abuse and suicide among Native youth.

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Managing Suicide Risk in Emergency Departments

SPRC’s Caring for Adult Patients with Suicide Risk: A Consensus Guide for Emergency Departments is a new resource which provides research- and consensus-based practices in decision support, initial interventions, and discharge planning. The ED Guide addresses specific objectives articulated by the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, namely, to promote a continuum of care, safety, and well-being for ED patients treated for suicide risk; to collaborate with other health care providers to provide rapid and appropriate follow-up treatment; and to develop standardized protocols that direct clinical responses based on individual patient risk profiles.

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Evaluating Programs Serving American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) People

Building the Evaluation Capacity of Local Programs Serving American Indian/Alaskan Native Populations: Lessons Learned is a resource to help programs gather evidence of effectiveness. It is based on the experience of SAMSHA’s Service to Science Initiative which helped meet the evaluation needs of locally developed programs serving AI/AN communities.

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Redesigned Zero Suicide Website and Toolkit Launch

SPRC launched a new Zero Suicide in Health and Behavioral Health Care website and toolkit in April to support states and organizations implementing initiatives to provide safer suicide care. Features include: What Is Zero Suicide?, a description of the Zero Suicide philosophy and approach; a News and Events section listing national and statewide Zero Suicide efforts; and the Zero Suicide Toolkit, which describes seven core elements of a comprehensive initiative.

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Suicide Prevention in Emergency Departments Webinar

On June 16, 2015 (3-4:30 pm ET) SPRC will present Emergency Departments: A Key Setting for Suicide Prevention, a webinar which will introduce Caring for Adult Patients with Suicide Risk: A Consensus Guide for Emergency Departments, a new resource for integrating suicide prevention into emergency departments.

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The Research Infrastructure to Reduce Suicidal Behavior

On June 24, 2015 (2 p.m. ET), the National Council for Behavioral Health will present a webinar on the National Action Alliance Research Task Force’s recommendations for improving the research infrastructure in ways that can advance the state of suicide care and research.