On Standards for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Centers
Motto J A
Crisis & suicide prevention centres have evolved to the point where evaluation of their services are a prime concern. Establishing standards & making them operational is crucial,states Dr. Motto.Discussed is the backround of establishing standards & the present status of guidelines are reviewed. Critical issues in this area are: volunteer & crisis worker training; serving both the mentally ill & the suicidal; assessment techniques; evaluation; internal conflict; & the need for a regulatory body.