Year: 2002 Source: Seattle, WA: Organizational Research Services, (2002), 1-22 SIEC No: 20090489

The goal for this evaluation was to assess the impact of the training workshops sponsored by the Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP). YSPP conducts two-day Living Works ASIST training workshops in various communities throughout the state. A survey, drawn in part from a prior assessment tool created by the University of Washington School of Nursing in an earlier evaluation, was utilized to assess the impact of training on individualsÕ knowledge about how to identify suicide-warning signs, how to help suicidal persons in need, and how to better assess and intervene in situations where there is a suicidal person in need. In this evaluation, we examined changes in these program outcomes between the beginning and end of the training workshops, and extended out to 3-12 months after the completion of the workshop.