Title

Evaluating a suicide prevention program: A question of impact

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

CSIRO Publishing

Faculty

Regional Professional Studies

School

Regional Professional Studies, Centre for Sustainable Regional Futures

RAS ID

8389

Comments

This article was originally published as: Kaleveld, L., & English, B. (2005). Evaluating a suicide prevention program: a question of impact. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 16(2), 129-133. Original available here

Abstract

Issue addressed: This paper explores the evaluation objectives of a suicide prevention program known as the Regional Trainers Sustainability Plan. The program aims to train practitioners to intervene appropriately where they come into contact with individuals who show suicide risk. As evaluators we argue for the critical role of impact evaluation in determining how well programs achieve their ultimate objectives, however, in this case our ability to know that suicide prevention has taken place is limited.

 
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