Evaluation of gatekeeper training for suicide prevention in veterans.

  title={Evaluation of gatekeeper training for suicide prevention in veterans.},
  author={Monica M. Matthieu and Wendi F. Cross and Alfonso R Batres and Charles M Flora and Kerry Louise Knox},
  journal={Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research},
  volume={12 2},
Clinical providers and "front line" nonclinical staff who work with veterans, families, and communities are natural gatekeepers to identify and to refer veterans at risk for suicide. A national cohort (n = 602) of community based counseling center staff from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) participated in an evaluation of a brief standardized gatekeeper training program and a scripted behavioral rehearsal practice session. A significant difference in knowledge and self efficacy was… CONTINUE READING

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