Module 4: Developing strategies: How can we prevent suicide during catastrophic events and beyond?
Developing suicide prevention strategies in your locale involves more than choosing practices from best available research. Communities must consider local needs and assets, feasibility, fit, and more to assess what could work in their context and evaluate their efforts as they go. This is also true during a catastrophic event, meaning a disaster, like the COVID-19 pandemic or a hurricane, that can have monumental impacts across a population and the infrastructure of communities. This module explores how to bring together best available research evidence from CDC’s Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practice and learnings from your local context and experience to develop strategies during catastrophic events and beyond.
Understand how the technical package and other tools and frameworks can support suicide prevention efforts.
Rapidly assess local fit and feasibility of best available evidence from CDC’s technical package during catastrophic events and beyond.
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