|Classification of injuries||2012|
This fact sheet is associated with the SPRC Training Institute course, Locating and Using Data for Suicide Prevention. It explains the primary systems of classifying injuries, including suicides and self-inflicted injuries, so that injuries can be reported and compared uniformly.
|Developing a clear data request||2012|
This fact sheet is associated with the SPRC Training Institute course, Locating and Using Data for Suicide Prevention. It provides suggestions and questions to help you be clear and specific about what you need and why when you request data so that you can obtain what you need.
|The flow of mortality data in the vital statistics system||2012|
This fact sheet is associated with the SPRC Training Institute course, Locating and Using Data for Suicide Prevention. It describes how mortality data is collected, issues related to the quality of mortality data, and specific sources of mortality data.
|Medical examiners and coroners||2012|
This fact sheet is associated with the SPRC Training Institute course, Locating and Using Data for Suicide Prevention. It describes the roles of medical examiners and coroners, the data they collect, and how they are similar and different.
|Interpreting suicide data: Special considerations for small populations||2012|
This fact sheet is associated with the SPRC Training Institute course, Locating and Using Data for Suicide Prevention. It describes ways to interpret suicide data in small populations, including by using confidence intervals, and discusses the issue of suicide clusters in small populations.
|Suicide prevention in juvenile correctional facilities||2012|
This two-part webinar series guides juvenile justice administrators and staff in creating and implementing suicide prevention policies within juvenile detention facilities. It describes the demographic and facility characteristics of juvenile suicide and teaches the eight critical components of a sound suicide prevention policy: staff training: intake screening and ongoing assessment; communication; housing; levels of supervision; intervention; reporting and mortality review. .
|Suicide prevention among LGBT youth: A workshop for professionals who serve youth||2011|
This workshop kit provides all materials necessary to host a workshop to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Topics covered include suicidal behavior among LGBT youth, risk and protective factors for suicidal behavior, strategies to reduce the risk, and ways to increase cultural competence. It includes a Leader's Guide, sample agenda, PowerPoint, sample script, and handouts lecture, and small group exercises.
|After a suicide: A toolkit for schools||2011|
This toolkit is designed to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in the school community. It is meant to serve as a practical resource for schools facing real-time crises to help them determine what to do, when, and how. The toolkit reflects consensus recommendations developed in consultation with a diverse group of national experts, including school-based personnel, clinicians, researchers, and crisis response professionals. It incorporates relevant existing material and research findings as well as references, templates, and links to additional information and assistance.
|Suicide and bullying: Issue brief||2011|
This issue brief examines the relationship between suicide and bullying among children and adolescents, with special attention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. It also explores strategies for preventing these problems.
|Recommendations for reporting on suicide||2011|
Released in 2011, the Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide were developed by leading experts in suicide prevention and in collaboration with several international suicide prevention and public health organizations, schools of journalism, media organizations and key journalists as well as Internet safety experts. The research-based recommendations include suggestions for online media, message boards, bloggers, and "citizen journalists."
|Recommendations for: Youth suicide prevention training for early identification and referral (gatekeeper training)||2011|
These recommendations were developed for SAMHSA grantees and others interested in implementing community-based youth suicide prevention training. Recommendations are intended to specifically address gatekeeper training that is designed to equip members of the community to identify youth with an increased potential for suicide and refer them to appropriate sources of help.
|Adolescent suicide prevention program manual||2011|
A public health model for Native American communities.
This manual describes the Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program, why the program was developed, how it was created, and how it was maintained for 16 years (from 1989 to 2005). Based on the principles of community involvement and ownership, as well as culturally framed and public health approaches, the Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program emphasized community, school, outreach, and surveillance, as well as innovative behavioral health programs, ongoing program evaluation, and sustainability.
|Suicide is preventable: Take action, save lives||2011|
Reflects SPRC's core belief that suicide can be prevented. The brochure describes the scope of suicide in the U.S.; the SPRC organization and SPRC's resources such as our e-newsletter, the Weekly Spark, the Best Practices Registry, the Online Library and the Training Institute. In addition it discusses SPRC's partnership efforts: the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a public-private partnership to help guide the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and Provider Initiatives which brings together health care providers, care systems, researchers, and policy experts to strengthen their capacity to prevent suicide among the people they serve.
|Campus MHAP: A guide to campus mental health action planning||2011|
The first section of this publication, "Building Momentum and Infrastructure," outlines the infrastructure that needs to be in place to build and sustain an effective mental health promotion and suicide prevention effort. The second section, "Engaging in a Strategic Planning Process," guides campus planners in developing a comprehensive, coordinated set of programs and policies designed to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors among students. The third and final section of the guide, "Strategies for Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Suicide," describes specific strategies for addressing college student mental health.
|SPRC cohort 5 orientation webinar series: Planning strategic communications campaigns - Resource list||2010|
Communications planning resource list that includes information specific to suicide prevention, as well as general tools and resources. For additional guidance, see SPRC Cohort 5 Orientation Webinar Series, Planning Strategic Communications Campaigns, available at http://www.sprc.org/grantees/index.asp
|Laws requiring or encouraging suicide prevention training for school personnel||2010|
Lists state legislation passed during 2006-2009 requiring suicide prevention training for school personnel.
|Preventing suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth: Developing LGBT cultural competence||2010|
Lists criteria for agencies, schools and the individuals who work for them to assess LGBT cultural competence, with an emphasis on suicide risk among LGBT youth.
|Charting the future of suicide prevention: A 2010 progress review of the national strategy and recommendations for the decade ahead||2010|
Guided by the National Action Alliance Planning Group, this report reviews developments in the field of suicide prevention in the nine years since the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) was published. It identifies the areas of most important progress as well as the critical areas that have gone relatively unaddressed and also explores new issues or initiatives that have emerged to claim attention or offer solutions since the development of the NSSP in 2001. Its purpose is to inform discussions about future initiatives to achieve the ultimate public policy goal behind the NSSP: to reduce the morbidity and mortality of suicidal behaviors.
|The role of foster parents in preventing suicide (SPRC Customized Information Series)||2010|
Information for foster parents on how to recognize and respond to warning signs for suicide, access help, and build resiliency in youth in foster care. Includes resource list.
|Continuity of care for suicide prevention and research||2010|
Suicide attempts and suicide deaths subsequent to discharge from the emergency department or psychiatry inpatient unit
This is a comprehensive report offering recommendations for the ongoing care of patients at risk for suicide who have been treated in emergency departments and hospitals. Based on an encyclopedic review and analysis of existing research, the 150-page report was authored by David Knesper, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, and is the first review of continuity of care as a means to prevent suicide. The report includes ten principles for improved continuity of care, and provides real-world examples of seven integrated systems of care in the U.S. and Europe. Other key recommendations for practice and research address: targeting high-risk individuals; improving education and training for suicide risk assessment; responding to patients who have become disengaged from treatment; coordinating care; and improving infrastructure to provide continuity of care.