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ERIC Number: EJ785854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Control-Group Study of an Intervention Training Program for Youth Suicide Prevention
Chagnon, Francois; Houle, Janie; Marcoux, Isabelle; Renaud, Johanne
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v37 n2 p135-144 Apr 2007
Few studies have examined whether training can improve competency in intervening with suicidal youths. In this study we attempted to verify the effectiveness of such a training program on helper competency. Forty-three helpers who received the training were compared with 28 helpers who did not. Participants who received the training improved in knowledge, attitudes, and intervention skills following the training, compared with the control group across measures. Their gains were maintained at 6-month follow-up. In this sample, implementation of a one-time training program improved helpers' competencies in youth suicide intervention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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