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Lechner A, Cavanaugh M, Blyler C. 2016. Addressing trauma in American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, 55 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes an environmental scan of practices and programs for addressing trauma and related behavioral health needs in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth. Contents include a summary of the scan scope and results, trauma-informed care and trauma-specific interventions, interventions focused on suicide prevention and substance use disorders, parenting interventions for youth and their guardians, aspirational frameworks, and common elements of programs addressing trauma and related behavioral health needs of AI/AN youth. The systematic database search methodology and summaries of interventions and evaluations are also provided.

Contact: Mathematica Policy Research, P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, Telephone: (609) 799-3535 Fax: (609) 799-0005 E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com Web Site: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaska Natives, American Indian, Intervention, Mental health, Model programs, Parenting, Program evaluation, Protective factors, Substance use disorders, Suicide prevention, Trauma, Trauma care, Youth

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. 2015. Suicide Safe: The suicide prevention app for health care providers. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, 1 v.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center. 2014. Suicide prevention among LGBT youth: A workshop for professionals who serve youth. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, 4 files.

Annotation: This toolkit contains workshop materials to build the capacity of schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs, with the larger goal of reducing suicidal behavior among LGBT youth. The leader's guide contains information about the history of the workshop; goals and objectives; intended audience; co-leaders; an overview of the workshop kit; instructions on workshop preparation, implementation, and follow-up; and a sample agenda, attendance sheet, exercise, certificate of attendance, and leader feedback form. The toolkit also includes handouts and presenter slides and notes.

Contact: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (877) 438-7772 Secondary Telephone: (617) 964-5448 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: info@sprc.org Web Site: http://www.sprc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Cultural competence, Homosexuality, Injury prevention, Mental health services, Resources for professionals, School age children, School health services, Self injurious behavior, Suicide prevention, Training materials, Youth

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, American School Counselor Association, National Association of School Psychologists, The Trevor Project. 2014. Model school district policy on suicide prevention: Model language, commentary, and resources. West Hollywood, CA: Trevor Project, 3 items.

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Research Prioritization Task Force. 2014. A prioritized research agenda for suicide prevention: An action plan to save lives. Washington, DC: National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, 172 pp.

Annotation: This report presents a prioritized approach for allocating funds and monitoring future suicide research to ensure that available resources target research with the greatest likelihood of reducing suicide morbidity and mortality. Contents include research objectives, key questions, and a description of the research agenda development process. The appendices contain logic models, examples of model interventions, and a quality assessment of literature reviews on suicide burden and prevention. An accompanying action plan is also available.

Contact: National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, 1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20007, Telephone: (202) 572-3784 E-mail: info@ActionAllianceforSuicidePrevention.org Web Site: http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Research, Strategic plans, Suicide prevention

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. 2014. The relationship between bullying and suicide: What we know and what it means to schools. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 9 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information to improve schools' understanding of and ability to prevent and respond to bullying- and suicide-related behaviors. Contents include research on bullying and suicide, and what school personnel can do and where they can find more information.

Contact: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop F-63, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, Telephone: (800) CDC-INFO Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (770) 488-4760 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Bullying, Child mental health, Data linkage, Prevention, Suicide, Youth

California Mental Health Services Authority and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. 2014. Social media guidelines for mental health promotion and suicide prevention. Reston, VA: Entertainment Industries Council, TEAM Up, 6 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides tips for organizations and individuals communicating about mental health and suicide on social media to reduce stigma, increase help-seeking behavior, and help prevent suicide. Topics include social media strategy, content considerations on mental health and suicide prevention, language and images, building online engagement, privacy and safety concerns, addressing suicide-related posts by others, and additional resources.

Contact: Entertainment Industries Council, 1856 Old Reston Ave, Suite 215, Reston, VA 20190, Telephone: (703) 481-1414 Secondary Telephone: 800-783-3421 Fax: (703) 481-1418 E-mail: eiconline@eiconline.org Web Site: http://www.eiconline.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Confidentiality, Electronic communications, Media, Mental health, Social interaction, Social responsibility, Suicide prevention

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2014. Suicide risk in adolescents, adults, and older adults: Screening. Rockville, MD: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources summarize the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on screening for suicide risk in adolescents, adults, and older adults in primary care. Contents include a recommendation statement, an evidence report, a clinical summary, a consumer fact sheet, and an evidence synthesis.

Contact: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1584 Web Site: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Guidelines, Risk assessment, Risk factors, Screening, Suicide, Suicide prevention

Lorenzo SB. 2014. Suicide prevention: Resource brief (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 p.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Mental Health America of Wisconsin. 2014. Burden of suicide in Wisconsin 2007-2011. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 59 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of the burden of suicide in Wisconsin. Topics include the extent and costs of suicidal behavior, the incidence and geographical distribution of suicide, and the implications of the data and their application to strategies for suicide prevention. Additional contents include a glossary, technical notes, and tables that provide supplemental information to the tables, figures, and data presented in the body of the report. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, One West Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703, Telephone: (608) 266-1865 Secondary Telephone: (888) 701-1251 Web Site: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Attempted suicide, Costs, Incidence, Population surveillance, Risk factors, Risk taking, Statistical data, Suicide, Suicide prevention, Wisconsin

Suicide Prevention Resource Center. 2014. Suicide screening and assessment. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, 5 pp.

Annotation: 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. Topics include the difference between suicide screening and suicide assessment, when people are screened or assessed for suicide risk, the effectiveness of suicide screening and assessment, what experts recommend about suicide screening and assessment, and how to choose a suicide screening and assessment instrument or program. An annotated list of resources is included.

Contact: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (877) 438-7772 Secondary Telephone: (617) 964-5448 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: info@sprc.org Web Site: http://www.sprc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Mental health programs, Prevention programs, Resources for professionals, Risk assessment, Screening, Suicide

Suicide Prevention Resource Center, U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2013. A strategic approach to suicide prevention in high schools. Waltham, MA: Suicide Prevention Resource Center; [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (Research to practice)

Annotation: This web site provides materials for an overview of research on school-based suicide prevention programs and identifies resources that can be helpful in developing and implementing a program. It offers examples of how two states developed programs to prevent suicide in a variety of school systems, including those serving ethnically diverse students. The web site contains a webinar, briefs, toolkits, an additional video, and presentations.

Contact: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (877) 438-7772 Secondary Telephone: (617) 964-5448 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: info@sprc.org Web Site: http://www.sprc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Audiovisual materials, Prevention programs, School age children, School health programs, Suicide, Suicide prevention

Suicide Prevention Resource Center. 2013. Roles in suicide prevention. Waltham, MA: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 11 files.

Annotation: These sheets provide information for people in positions that bring them in contact with individuals who may be at risk for suicide. Each sheet is customized to a specific role and setting, and includes: co-workers, corrections professionals, faith community leaders, emergency medical services providers, law enforcement officers, managers, school mental health providers, and teachers. Additional resource sheets are available for parents/guardians/families, survivors of suicide loss, and adolescents.

Contact: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (877) 438-7772 Secondary Telephone: (617) 964-5448 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: info@sprc.org Web Site: http://www.sprc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Attempted suicide, Resources for professionals, Suicide prevention

Acosta JD, Ramchand R, Becker A, Felton A, Kofner A. 2013. RAND suicide prevention program evaluation toolkit. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation, 177 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides guidance on evaluating suicide prevention programs (SPPs), focusing on programs sponsored by the Department of Defense. Topics include identifying core program components and building a logic model, designing a program evaluation and selecting measures, and analyzing and using data to improve SPPs. A user's guide and a summary of program evaluation studies by type are included.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: correspondence@rand.org Web Site: http://www.rand.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Mental health, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Suicide prevention

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services. 2012. Preventing suicide: A toolkit for high schools. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 229 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is intended to help high schools, school districts, and their partners design and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health among students. Topics include getting started, helping at-risk students, after a suicide, staff education and training, parent and guardian education and outreach, student programs, and screening. Tools are included for each topic. Additional resources and handouts are also presented.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.samhsa.gov Available from the website. Document Number: SMA-12-4669.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent mental health, Adolescents, Education, High school students, Outreach, Programs, Resource materials, School health, Screening, Suicide, Suicide prevention, Training

U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. 2012. 2012 national strategy for suicide prevention: Goals and objectives for action. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General; Washington, DC: National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, 182 pp.

Annotation: This report presents a national strategy detailing 13 goals and 60 objectives for reducing suicides across the U.S. over the next 10 years. Contents include highlights of four immediate strategic directions to reduce the number of suicides: integrating suicide prevention into health care policies; encouraging the transformation of health care systems to prevent suicide; changing the way the public talks about suicide and suicide prevention; and improving the quality of data on suicidal behaviors to develop increasingly effective prevention efforts. Appendices offer additional materials on suicide research and goals and objectives.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Data, Federal initiatives, Health policy, Mental health, National programs, Prevention services, Public policy, Strategic plans, Suicide, Suicide prevention

American Association of Suicidology. [2011]. Youth suicidal behavior. Washington, DC: American Association of Suicidology, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents information about suicidal behavior among children, adolescents, and young adults in the United States. Topics include data and demographics; data on suicide thoughts, plans, and attempts; risk and protective factors; and suicide-prevention resources.

Contact: American Association of Suicidology, , 5221 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Second Floor, Washington, DC 20015, Telephone: (202) 237-2280 Fax: (202) 237-2282 E-mail: info@suicidology.org Web Site: http://www.suicidology.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Attempted suicide, Child behavior, Protective factors, Risk factors, Statistical data, Suicide, Suicide prevention, Young adults

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Suicide Prevention Resources Center Workgroup. 2011. After a suicide: A toolkit for schools. New York, NY: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Newton, MA: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 48 pp.

Annotation: This resource addresses schools facing real-time crises, providing information on ways to deal with loss in a school community and how to promote a coordinated response. The toolkit provides school districts and private school associations with evidence-based programs designed to address serious childhood and adolescent distress and prevent suicide (Objective 4.2 of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention). Content includes consensus recommendations developed in consultation with school-based personnel, clinicians, researchers, and crisis-response professionals. It incorporates relevant existing material and research findings as well as references, templates, and links to additional information and assistance. Specific areas addressed in the toolkit include crisis response, helping students cope, working with the community, memorialization, social media, suicide contagion, bringing in outside help, and going forward.

Contact: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10005, Telephone: (212) 363-3500 Secondary Telephone: (888) 333-AFSP Fax: (212) 363-6237 E-mail: inquiry@asfp.org Web Site: http://www.afsp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bereavement, Coping, Crisis intervention, Grief, Prevention, Resources for professionals, School age children, School counseling, Schools, Students, Suicide

Suicide Prevention Resource Center. 2011. Suicide and bullying. Newton, MA: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 8 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief examines the relationship between suicide and bullying among children and adolescents, with special attention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. It also explores strategies for suicide and bullying prevention.

Contact: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (877) 438-7772 Secondary Telephone: (617) 964-5448 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: info@sprc.org Web Site: http://www.sprc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bullying, Children, Homosexuality, Suicide, Suicide prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Johnson Family Foundation, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Movement Advancement Project, Trevor Project. 2011. Talking about suicide and LGBT populations. New York, NY: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 4 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides detailed recommendations for safely discussing suicide among lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations in both traditional and social media while at the same time expanding public conversations about the well-being of LGBT individuals, promoting the need for family support and acceptance, and encouraging help-seeking by LGBT individuals who may be contemplating suicide.

Contact: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10005, Telephone: (212) 363-3500 Secondary Telephone: (888) 333-AFSP Fax: (212) 363-6237 E-mail: inquiry@asfp.org Web Site: http://www.afsp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Families, Homosexuality, Mass media, Suicide, Suicide prevention

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.