ERIC Number: EJ892246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
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The Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Suicide Prevention Program
Goldston, David B.; Walrath, Christine M.; McKeon, Richard; Puddy, Richard W.; Lubell, Keri M.; Potter, Lloyd B.; Rodi, Michael S.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v40 n3 p245-256 Jun 2010
In response to calls for greater efforts to reduce youth suicide, the Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Memorial Act has provided funding for 68 state, territory, and tribal community grants, and 74 college campus grants for suicide prevention efforts. Suicide prevention activities supported by GLS grantees have included education, training programs (including gatekeeper training), screening activities, infrastructure for improved linkages to services, crisis hotlines, and community partnerships. Through participation in both local- and cross-site evaluations, GLS grantees are generating data regarding the local context, proximal outcomes, and implementation of programs, as well as opportunities for improvement of suicide prevention efforts.
Descriptors: Community Programs, Prevention, Suicide, Grants, Federal Legislation, Screening Tests, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Crisis Management, Help Seeking, Data Collection
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