Adolescent suicide prevention program manual: A public health model for Native American communities

Date: 2011
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Manual
Author:  Serna, P.
Publisher:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

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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.

Populations:  Youth, Adolescents, American Indians and Alaska Natives
Settings:  American Indian/Alaska Native Settings, Rural Areas
Planning and Implementing:  Program Evaluation, Funding, Sustainability, Partnerships and Coalitions