|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.
|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.
|Customized Information Series|
These pages were created to help people recognize and respond to individuals who may be at risk for suicide. Each page was designed for persons in a particular social role (such as coworker) or occupation (such as school health provider or teacher) and includes information on the most likely suicide risk scenarios they may face in this role or occupation.
|Maximizing the return of parent consent forms||2006|
Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (PL 108-355) grantees are required to obtain active parent consent prior to allowing children to participate in grant-related programming. This requirement has been extended to Linking Adolescents at Risk to Mental Health Services (RFA No. SM-05-019) grantees. Active parent consent is commonly obtained by sending permission forms home with students. This paper provides practical and research-based recommendations to improving the return rates of parental consent forms.
|Policies and protocols addressing the needs of youths who have attempted or are considering suicide||2012|
This document provides recommendations for developing protocols designed to meet the immediate needs of adolescents and young adults who have expressed suicidal plans or have attempted suicide and guides youth-serving organizations in the development and implementation of a suicide prevention or postvention protocol, regardless of the availability of on-staff mental health professionals.
|Preventing youth suicide in rural America: Recommendations to states||2008|
SPRC and the State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association formed a workgroup to generate recommendations to prevent suicide among rural youth. This report details the recommendations for state-level agencies to address promoting help-seeking behaviors, data and surveillance, services, screening and identification, gatekeeper training, bereavement, and survivor issues.
|Recommendations for school-based suicide prevention screening||2012|
These recommendations were developed by the Lessons Learned Working Group (LLWG), a partnership of multiple agencies and key stakeholders in suicide prevention. Based on a review of available research literature, Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) program screening data, and the experiences of GLS grantees, the group created these recommendations for school-based suicide prevention screening. The recommendations stress early involvement of all stakeholders and that screening programs be developed in conjunction with a comprehensive strategic plan that assesses the local context and the available resources to address the problem.
|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.
|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.
|Suicide and prevention among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth||2007|
PowerPoint slides from a workshop at the 2008 American Association of Suicidology conference. The workshop focused on suicidal behavior among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth. The slides cover research and terminology, risk and protective factors, agency assessment, and implications for suicide prevention programs.
|Suicide risk and prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth||2008|
This 2008 publication addresses the special concerns related to suicide prevention among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. It summarizes the current state of knowledge about suicidality in this population, and outlines twenty-one recommendations for helping to reduce suicidal behavior among LGBT youth. Includes a resource appendix and an extensive bibliography.
|The role of high school mental health providers in preventing suicide (SPRC Customized Information Series)||2012|
This page, created for high school mental health providers, contains information on recognizing and responding to warning signs, resource materials about suicide prevention, including programs, as well as other suicide prevention information relevant to school health providers.
|The role of high school teachers in preventing suicide (SPRC Customized Information Page)||2012|
From the SPRC Customized Information Series. A page created for high school teachers that contains information on recognizing and responding to warning signs, resource materials about suicide prevention, including programs, as well as other suicide prevention information relevant to teachers.
|The role of teens in preventing suicide (SPRC Customized Information Series)||2005|
Information for teens on warning signs for suicide and how to help themselves as well as their peers.
|Trends in rates and methods of suicide: United States, 1985-2004||2007|
In partnership with SPRC, Harvard Injury Control Research Center analyzed trends in rates and methods of suicide over a twenty-year period. Data is presented in graph form and is categorized by means, age group, sex, and race/ethnicity for 1985 – 2004. A black and white copy is also available for optimal printing at http://www.sprc.org/library/SuicideTrends2BW.pdf
|Youth suicide: Findings from a pilot for the National Violent Death Reporting System||2007|
This fact sheet contains analyzed data from NVISS, a precursor to the CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System that offers information about issues surrounding youth (under age 18) at the time of death and methods used.