Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Early Intervention and Prevention Strategies national outcomes evaluation: Report to Congress, fiscal year 2017


(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


ICF International
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This National Outcomes Evaluation has evolved based on previous outcome evaluations and new requirements by SAMHSA such that the Garrett Lee Smith Program design includes evaluation of core data from all grantees since the initiation of the program.
The evaluation design now supports more rigorous experimental or quasi-experimental approaches, which indicate the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Program-sponsored trainings have had a positive collective impact on subsequent identification behavior of trainees, on youth suicide mortality, suicide attempts, continuity of care and service provision through providers implementing a suicide safer environment approach.