Year: 1991 Source: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, v.61, no.1, (January 1991), p.122-127 SIEC No: 19910633

Evaluated a triage model for suicidal youth at 4 community-based agencies serving adolescent runaways. The program screened youths for suicidal ideation, trained staff in assessment, instituted agency protocols for triage & established a multilevel health service network. A total of 741 runaways were screened over 30 months. The number of suicide attempts decreased after program implementation. Psychiatrists’ evaluations of suicidal tendencies concurred with those of the paraprofessional staff.