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Youth Suicide Prevention Grant

December 15, 2015

December 2015

New Opportunities (Treatment Department) has received a Youth Suicide Prevention Grant.  This is an Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)  Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The name of the project is Youth and Young Adult Suicide Prevention Program (Y-YASP).  The project includes specific steps to reduce suicides, suicidal behavior, and suicide risk among youth and young adults aged 10 to 24 years by: (1) implementing evidence-based screening for suicide risk at all IDPH substance abuse treatment programs  (2) Implement an evidence-based gatekeeper training program for middle and high school educators in all Iowa’s middle/junior high and high schools and (3) reaching youth using social media.

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