Year: 2009 Source: Youth & Society, v.40, no.4, (June 2009), p.591-602 SIEC No: 20090884

The challenges & solutions in recruiting urban adolescent Latinas who had attempted suicide are described. Procedures for recruitment & participant protection were established but logistic obstacles emerged – program directors failed to support the research, therapists were slow to identify subjects & to meet inclusionary criteria, numbers of prospective participants were lower than originally calculated, girls & parents were hard to reach, & interview appointments were missed. Solutions included using fewer agencies, doing better participant surveillance, monitoring staff participation, & building rapport & relationships with staff. (17 refs.)