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Starting with the end in mind: guiding stakeholders to think strategically

An Assistant Director of Health Services encourages stakeholders to think strategically about mental health promotion and suicide prevention.

Creator: 
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher: 
Education Development Center (EDC)
Contributor: 
O'Brien KS
Date published: 
2011
Full Text Online: 
Yes

The hexagon tool

This tool can help you select evidence-based programs by reviewing six broad factors related to the program or practice under consideration. 

Creator: 
State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices Center (SISEP)
Publisher: 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Contributor: 
National Implementation Research Network (NIRN)
Date published: 
2007
Full Text Online: 
Yes

GLS Cohort 10 State Training Series - Using Surveillance Data to Measure Grant Impact

Basics about Suicide: 
Data and Statistics
Surveillance Systems
Populations: 
Young Adult (18-25)
Youth
Programmatic Issues: 
Evaluation
Planning
Format: 
Webinar
Event date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Time Zone: 
Eastern
Event Contact
Julie Ebin
(617) 618-2257
Materials/Mulitmedia

CJCA toolkit: Reducing the use of isolation

Subjecting developing adolescents to isolation can cause permanent psychological damage and multiple studies suggest it is highly correlated with suicide. According to research published by the Department of Justice, more than 50% of all youth suicides in juvenile facilities occurred while young people were isolated alone in their rooms, and that more than 60% of young people who committed suicide in custody had a history of being held in isolation. This toolkit provides an overview of the issue of isolation and how it is defined, a summary of the research substantiating the negative impacts of isolation, five steps to reducing the use of isolation, action steps for CJCA directors; and case studies from four state agencies that significantly reduced the use of isolation.

Creator: 
Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA)
Publisher: 
Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA)
Contributor: 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Date published: 
2015
Full Text Online: 
Yes

Building the evaluation capacity of local programs serving American Indian/Alaska Native populations: Lessons learned

This report describes the activities of 34 tribal communities served by CAPT under SAMHSA’s Science to Service Initiative conducted between 2010 and 2014. The locally-developed programs addressed substance abuse and associated factors both causal (primarily historical trauma) and consequential (primarily suicide). The report discusses evaluation processes, results, challenges and barriers to those programs. 

Creator: 
Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT)
Publisher: 
Education Development Center (EDC)
Contributor: 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Date published: 
2014
Full Text Online: 
Yes

Positive youth development: Using strengths to address alcohol abuse and suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native youth

This information brief introduces prevention practitioners to the positive youth development framework as an effective approach to preventing alcohol abuse and suicide among Native youth. Prevention practitioners working in Indian Country can use this resource to inform their prevention planning and guide their selection of effective prevention interventions.

Creator: 
Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT)
Publisher: 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Date published: 
2015
Full Text Online: 
Yes

National Center for Campus Public Safety

The National Center for Campus Public Safety brings together all forms of campus public safety, professional associations, advocacy organizations, community leaders, and others to improve and expand services to those who are charged with providing a safe environment on the campuses of colleges and universities. It promotes campus public safety efforts and develops comprehensive responses, resources and strategies, as well as delivering training and technical assistance to campus security teams, student affairs professionals and key stakeholders. 

Creator: 
Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC.
Publisher: 
Incubox
Full Text Online: 
Yes

Mental Health America back to campus

This webpage provides links to helpful resources for college students, especially those new to college life, who may be experiencing stress or mental health difficulties. It includes information on stress and academic performance, substance abuse and depression, self-care as well as the Back to Campus toolkit. The toolkit features fact sheets for students and a poster/flyer and information for colleges and universities about what types of services should be in place to address the mental health needs of the student body. There is also a link to the MHA report, Young People and Suicide: Safeguarding your Students against Suicide.

Creator: 
Mental Health America (MHA)
Publisher: 
Mental Health America (MHA)
Full Text Online: 
Yes

NAMI on campus

NAMI on Campus is a way in which students with mental health issues can form  peer-run mental health groups.  These are student-led clubs that support fellow students; raise mental health awareness; educate the campus community and promote services and supports.

Creator: 
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Publisher: 
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Full Text Online: 
Yes

Getting started on campus: Tips for new prevention coordinators

This publication is intended to simplify, organize, and provide a context for the information and resources prevention coordinators need for successful programs. It discusses critical elements of prevention: engaging partners in solutions (coalitions); understanding the problem (collecting data); becoming aware of best practices in prevention; building a strategic plan and connecting with others. Includes a resource list for further information.

Creator: 
Stubbs, H.
Publisher: 
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention (HEC)
Date published: 
2008
Full Text Online: 
Yes
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