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A prioritized research agenda for suicide prevention: An action plan to save lives

The research agenda supports the Action Alliance’s overall mission of advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. It identifies research areas that – if carried out as recommended– show the most promise in helping us significantly reduce suicide attempts and deaths within the next five to ten years.
To achieve that aim, the agenda calls for supporting the use of common measures to make it easier to share and combine data across studies, prioritize research with the greatest potential impact, and focus research on the highest-risk organizational settings and populations.

Creator 
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Research Prioritization Task Force
Publisher 
National Institute of Mental Health and the Research Prioritization Task Force
Date published 
2014
Full Text Online 
Yes

Writing good goals

This brief is about writing good 5-year program goals. It includes a comparison between the overall program goal and 5-year program goals, how to write good 5-year goals, a 5-year goals checklist, and examples of good 5-year goals.

Creator 
Evaluation Research Team
Publisher 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date published 
2008
Full Text Online 
Yes

Information about logic models

This resource sheet describes the utility of logic models and lists tools and guides helpful in developing them. It is part of the SPRC online course, A Strategic Planning Approach to Suicide Prevention.

Creator 
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher 
Education Development Center (EDC)
Date published 
2014
Full Text Online 
Yes

Finding suicide-related research and interventions

This resource sheet describes key sources of suicide research and interventions. These include the AFSP/SPRC Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention (BPR), Google Scholar, PubMed and the SPRC Online Library. Instructions for obtaining fell text are also provided. This resource sheet is part of the SPRC online course, A Strategic Planning Approach to Suicide Prevention.

Creator 
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher 
Education Development Center (EDC)
Date published 
2014
Full Text Online 
Yes

Setting and Entering TRAC Annual Goals and Budget Estimates (Part 2) - login required

Programmatic Issues 
Planning

This webinar is the second part of the orientation for new grantees for SAMHSA's Transformation Accountability System (TRAC). To access the recording, please use this recording ID (NZGP6M) and attendee key (W4>HC3C2z).

Format 
Webinar
Sponsors 
SAMHSA
Event date 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
EST
Event Contact
Portland Ridley
(240) 276-1848
Materials/Mulitmedia

Introduction to TRAC IPP Indicators (Part 1) - login required

Programmatic Issues 
Planning

This webinar is an introduction for new grantees for SAMHSA's Transformation Accountability System (TRAC). To access the recording, please use this recording ID (43NSHF) and attendee key (W4>HC3C2z).

Format 
Webinar
Sponsors 
SAMHSA
Event date 
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
EST
Event Contact
Portland Ridley
(240) 276-1848
Materials/Mulitmedia

RAND suicide prevention evaluation toolkit

This toolkit was designed to help program staff overcome common challenges to evaluating and planning improvements to their programs. It discusses the process of developing a program logic model that ties program activities to intermediate outcomes, helps staff better understand the drivers of any changes in long-term outcomes, such as suicide rates and offers information about the latest evaluation research in order to design an evaluation that is appropriate for a particular program. The toolkit's design and content are the result of a rigorous, systematic review of the program evaluation literature to identify evaluation approaches, measures, and tools used elsewhere and will be particularly useful to coordinators and directors of suicide prevention programs in the U.S. Department of Defense, Veterans Health Administration, community-based settings, and state and local health departments. 
 

Creator 
Acosta, J., Ramchand, R., Becker, A., Felton, A., Kofner, A.
Publisher 
RAND Corporation
Date published 
2014
Full Text Online 
Yes

Pathways to purpose and hope: A guide to creating a sustainable suicide bereavement support program for families and friends after a suicide death

This publication offers guidance for how to create a sustainable program for survivors of suicide loss including how to form a sustainable organization, raise funds, recruit members and volunteers, and much more. The guide will be useful to individuals and organizations looking to start a new program or to expand the capacity or strengthen the sustainability of an existing one. 

Creator 
Friends for Survival, Inc.
Publisher 
Friends for Survival, Inc.
Contributor 
CalMHSA
Date published 
2013
Full Text Online 
Yes

Suicide prevention in juvenile correctional facilities

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. .

Creator 
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher 
Education Development Center (EDC)
Contributor 
Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA); Hayes, Lindsay (National Center on Institutions and Alternatives)
Date published 
2012
Full Text Online 
Yes

Continuity of care for suicide prevention: The role of emergency departments

This document provides recommendations and key steps for managing patients at risk for suicide in emergency departments while ensuring that there is effective screening, follow-up and discharge planning. 

Creator 
Suicide Prevention Resopurce Center (SPRC)
Publisher 
Education Development Center (EDC)
Date published 
2013
Full Text Online 
Yes
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