Year: 1994 Source: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, v.4, (1994), p.98-121 SIEC No: 20011076

This article describes the development, implementation, & pilot evaluation of a skills-based suicide prevention curriculum for the Zuni Pueblo. Some background information about skills training & its applicability to Indian cultures & suicide prevention is presented. The process by which curriculum development was initiated & maintained is described. Results of the process & outcome evaluation of a pilot test are described in detail as background for the reasoning behind modifications made in a revised curriculum & evaluation design. An overview of additional efforts in the community to develop a more comprehensive approach for suicide prevention is presented. (44 refs.)