This Community-Led Suicide Prevention resource hub lists best practice tools that help groups take action on community suicide prevention.
This paper provides a foundation for implementing community-based suicide prevention efforts, emphasizing the need for comprehensive efforts that combine multiple strategies working together. It describes seven key elements that guide suicide prevention planning and implementation.
This model for strategic, comprehensive suicide prevention ties together strategic plannning, evidence-based strategies, and essential principles for success (e.g., involving people with lived experience, safe and effective messaging). Related resources include suicide prevention guidance for diverse community populations and settings.
This resource contains 16 toolkits on topics that help build healthier communities and bring about social change. Each toolkit has an outline of key tasks, examples, and links to more detailed instructional sections. Topics covered include coalition and leadership building; asessing needs and analyzing problems; developing, implementing, and evaluating action plans; enahncing cultural comptence; applying for funding; and sustaining the work.
This toolkit is organized around a 10-step process to help communities plan, implement, and evaluate the impact of their programs that attempt to prevent a variety of problem behaviors, such as drug use, underage drinking, and premarital sex. It was developed with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
This guidebook helps cities evaluate violence prevention programs. It includes the following chapters: 1) Needs and Asset Assessment, 2) Clarifying Your City’s Approach to Change, 3) Setting Goals and Measurable Objectives, 4) Evaluating Your City’s Strategy, 5) Data for Evaluation, 6) Collecting Your Own Data for Evaluation, 7) Analyzing and Reporting Findings.
This online training on strategic planning is for suicide prevention coalitions and program leaders to enhance effectiveness of prevention efforts. It follows a case example of a community coalition through the six-step planning process.
This section of the Community Tool Box provides guidance on describing a community, what matters to its members and stakeholders, determining what issues should be a priority, and describing the barriers and resources for addressing the identified issue(s).