Evaluation of Student Suicide Prevention Training in Virginia
Virginia Youth Violence Project~~Cornell D~~et al
This evaluation was conducted through 1,021 surveys of school staff who participated in youth suicide prevention training in Virginia as well as a control group who did not participate in the training. Participants in both ASIST & QPR training reported the training was beneficial. ASIST participants received more training than QPR participants & as such demonstrated greater training effects. When compared with the control group, training participants were more likely to work with suicidal students & less likely to refer them to outside services. Notably, trainees reported fewer student suicide attempts than personnel in the control group.