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14/05/2008

Tool Information

Settings: Education
MHP Steps: Implementation
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
URL: Click here for Tool Website

Evaluation: Yes
Available Formats: Paper Based
Free: No
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Individual
Tool Type: Educational/Training
Download(s): Lifelines - 45 KB

Tool Description

Lifelines is a school based suicide prevention curriculum comprised of four 45 minute lessson plans, targeted towards 12-17 year olds.

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: General use in one country
Tool mainly used in: United States
Stage of Development: Well established
Evaluation and Research: Studies/Technical Data available
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: No information found

Evaluation Description

Lifelines curriculum was evaluated utilizing a Solomon four-group design (Kalafat & Elias, 1994). Post intervention results revealed greater knowledge and suicide when compared to the control group, also increased positive attitudes towards suicide prevention, especially attitudes to help seeking behaviour.

Contact Details

Contact Name: Dr John Kalafat
Organisation Name: Rutgers University - Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology,
Address: 152 Frelinghuysen Road,
Address Line 2: Piscataway,
Postal Code: NJ 08854
Country: United States
Email: kalafat@rci.rutgers.edu

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