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I CAN HELP is Suicide Risk Reduction Program for College and University Campuses. Programs such as I CAN HELP, Campus Connect, QPR, Mental Health First Aid, etc. are sometimes called a Gatekeeper Training Program. This program can be provided to faculty, staff, or student leaders in 90 minutes-4 hours depending on your needs, and has no ongoing licensing fees. Materials are available for educational use at no cost, and train-the-trainer programs can be arranged for those who want more support. For more information click here.



While the goal of suicide prevention training is to reduce the likelihood that a suicide attempt will occur, deaths including suicides still occur on and off campus. When they do, how do we help the campus community respond in a way that reduces the
chances of suicide contagion? Campuses may find helpful Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses, which has been accepted to the Best Practice Registry for Suicide Prevention (BPR).

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention also makes available a number of resources including key statistics and reporting guidelines for journalists.


THe DUC-DOVE METHOD for Strategic Resource Planning

The DUC-DOVE Method is so termed for its five principal components: 
Demand, Utilization, and Capacity, as well as the key Disparities between these items and Outcomes that result from failing to resolve such disparities, how such current or potential outcomes align with a hierarchy of Values, and subsequently Executing the values-based strategic plan to achieve the desired outcomes. This document summarizes terms and describes using this method to determine whether to increase or decrease capacity, marketing, or to address other external barriers, as well as weighing the trade-offs in setting reasonable capacity. Designed for strategic resource allocation use by leaders in both small business and student affairs administration. 

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Don't Read This: One Higher Education Administrator's Perspective on the Urgency of Emptiness and Social Justice

This special issue of the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (HJSR) captures work and experiences in higher education as they relate to changes and challenges around diversifying U.S. college campuses. Race, class, gender, sexuality, able-bodiedness, and citizenship shape contemporary conversations about campus climate, curricular content, organizational structures, decision making and the disparate impacts of related policy changes or stagnation. These conversations shape the everyday experiences of faculty and staff, and ultimately are linked to student success.

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Evaluation Matrix

We have a responsibility as a field to ensure ongoing familiarity with updates to policies and new case law, such as understanding when a college or university may have a duty to take reasonable action to prevent the suicide of its students (Nguyen v MIT, 479 Mass. 436 [Mass. 2018]), when universities have a duty to protect students from foreseeable violence during curricular activities (Regents of the University of California v Rosen, 240 Cal. App. 4th 1296 [2018], or when colleges may have a duty to warn potential victims when there is an actual threat of physical harm, even if the potential victim is not identified (Volk v Demeerleer, 352 P.2D 188 [Wash. 2015]). Click here to download a short summary matrix to aid in your consultations with your own legal counsel. Please also add your e-mail below to receive updates as case law changes each year.

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