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Recommendations for: Youth suicide prevention training for early identification and referral (gatekeeper training)

About This Resource

Developed by the Lessons Learned Working Group (LLWG), Recommendations for Youth Suicide Prevention Training for Early Identification and Referral (Gatekeeper Training) provides research-based recommendations for those interested in selecting or developing, and then implementing a gatekeeper training program to prevent suicide. The Recommendations were developed based on (1) a review of the available research literature, (2) data collected from Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (GLS) grant sites, and (3) direct input from selected GLS grantees. The group created seven recommendations for the selection or development, as well as implementation, of gatekeeper training programs to identify and refer those at risk for suicide. Draft versions of the Recommendations were then reviewed and modified based on input from program developers and experts in the field of suicide prevention. Because these recommendations are based on research and evaluation and informed by lessons learned from grantees, the LLWG believes they are likely to improve the effectiveness of gatekeeper training for youth suicide prevention.

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Who This Resource Is For


  • Suicide Prevention
  • Training
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  • Language: 

  • English
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