Gatekeeper knowledge, confidence, and skills typically decrease in the months after training. This stage is designed to assist key leaders, managers, and front-line staff reflect on the ways suicide prevention training has influenced the organization, to assess what has worked well, and to identify areas needing additional improvement. A report or summary of this information can be developed and shared with upper-level management.
Benefits of tools
The Suicide Prevention Training Outcomes Survey will help your organization determine what key leaders, managers, and staff think about suicide prevention efforts since training. The Suicide Prevention Think Tank includes a brief survey followed by a staff meeting—this activity permits an open discussion among staff to encourage further positive changes for your organization.
Surveys can be time-consuming but many organizations have resources to conduct them efficiently. If time and resources are limited, you can survey a small sample of key leaders and staff and summarize results in a day or two. Think Tank Discussions can be completed in an hour, although thorough implementation may involve 2 or 3 one-hour staff meetings. Key leaders/managers might spend 2-4 hours preparing a summary report to submit to decision makers in your organization.
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