This publication introduces two approaches to evaluating suicide risk and provides links to resources that offer additional guidance on choosing and implementing suicide screening and assessment programs.
In response to the elevated rate of suicide among U.S. service members, a congressionally mandated task force recommended that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) create a unified, comprehensive strategic plan for suicide prevention research to ensure that DoD-funded studies align with DoD's goals. To help meet this objective, a RAND study cataloged the research funded by DoD and other entities that is directly relevant to military personnel, examined the extent to which current research maps to DoD's strategic research needs, and provided recommendations to ensure that proposed research strategies align with the national research strategy and integrate with DoD's data collection and program evaluation strategies. The study found that although DoD is one of the largest U.S. funders of research related to suicide prevention, its current funding priorities do not consistently reflect its research needs.
This brief shares research on connections between different forms of violence and describes how these connections affect communities. The purpose is to support those working to prevent violence in thinking strategically and creatively about preventing all types of violence from occurring in the first place as well as coordinating and integrating responses to violence in a way that recognizes these connections and considers the individual in the context of their home environment, neighborhood, and larger community.
This Community of Learning (COL) will support the Directors of Urban Indian Behavioral Health programs, as well as program staff implementing the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) and the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention (GLS) at urban sites across the country. The COL will take place as 1.5 hour monthly webinars Jan-June 2014. Participants in this COL will explore innovative solutions through peer-to-peer sharing and national technical experts in the fields of behavioral health and suicide prevention.
This brief is about writing Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-phased (SMART) objectives. It includes an overview of objectives, how to write SMART objectives, a SMART objectives checklist, and examples of SMART objectives.
The SPRC is supported by a grant (1 U79 SM059945) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). No official endorsement by SAMHSA or DHHS for the information on this web site is intended or should be inferred.