Suicide Prevention Training Evaluation and Outcomes

Information was collected about participants and the effectiveness of suicide prevention training conducted by the Center for Health and Learning through the Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention Project.   The following information was collected and analyzed by the UVM’s VCHIP evaluation team.   Key outcomes determined through this evaluation process included:  
  • Increased ability to identify and respond;
  • Increased referrals for students at risk of hurting themselves from Umatter®-trained schools to mental health and other supports;
  • Expanded capacity throughout the State in terms of schools that have been trained in the Umatter® suicide prevention program and Lifelines curriculum.
Key findings of the training evaluations:  
  • Changes in Knowledge;
  • Changes in Suicide Related Attitudes;
  • Youth Referred for Either Mental Health or Non-Mental Health Services;
  • Among Mental Health Referrals, Services Referred To.
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