Year: 2000 Source: San Diego, California: County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, (2000). 12p. SIEC No: 20050810

In their final report, the Suicide Homicide Audit Committee (SHAC) presents the findings & recommendations resulting from their 4-year effort to identify the causes of youth suicide & homicide in San Diego County, & develop solutions for its prevention. The characteristics of youth suicide & homicide from 1995 to 1999 are presented, & risk & protective factors identified. Strategies for reducing risk are outlined, & existing prevention programs are reviewed. Suggestions for future initiatives are also provided.