Parents can help too: a pilot study of the life parents and community suicide awareness and prevention skills presentation

Caltabiano, Nerina, Rodwell, Patricia, and Bird, Dulcie (2015) Parents can help too: a pilot study of the life parents and community suicide awareness and prevention skills presentation. In: Proceedings of the Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention Conference 2015, pp. 7-12. From: Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention Conference 2015, 24-26 June 2015, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Youth suicide continues to be a major social issue within our communities. Youths' help-seeking behaviour tends to be peer-based. In order for adults to play a significant role in helping to reduce youth suicide, it is important that evidence-based prevention efforts be made available to parent groups. The current study was interested in developing a psycho-educational presentation for parents that would be delivered at Parents and Citizen (P&C) meetings throughout the Far North Queensland region. The aim of the study was to evaluate its effectiveness using a 2 (time ie before and after presentation) x 2 (group ie control and prevention groups) factorial design. For this pilot study fifteen participants (4 males and 11 females) were randomly assigned to either the control group (wellness presentation) or the prevention group (life parents and community suicide prevention presentation). Both presentations consisted of a 20 minute presentation with accompanying power-point slides. Besides some demographic items, the measures at Time 1 and 2 included several knowledge items. There were a number of significant results found for knowledge of suicide, knowledge of suicidal risk factors, and how comfortable the participants felt in helping someone thinking of suicide, between the control and experimental groups at Time 2. There was a statistically significant difference between control and experimental groups for how helpful they found the workshop.

Item ID: 42499
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: suicide awareness, parents, suicide prevention
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ISBN: 978-0-9944530-0-6
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 02:58
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 10%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 90%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 70%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 30%
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