Year: 1973 Source: Life-Threatening Behavior, v.3, no.4, (Winter 1973), p.251-260 SIEC No: 19860963

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.