The Impact of Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention on University Resident Assistants

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Carrie A. Wachter Morris, Associate Professor & School Counseling Coordinator (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Resident assistants (RAs) can serve as important suicide prevention gatekeepers. The purpose of the study was to determine if training improved RAs’ crisis communications skills and suicide-related knowledge and to determine if the knowledge elements predicted crisis communications skills. New RAs showed significant improvement in all areas from pretest to posttest, whereas returning RAs showed no significant increase in any of the areas. None of the knowledge areas predicted communications skills for either group.

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Journal of College Counseling, 16(1), 64–78
Language: English
Date: 2013
suicide, gatekeeper training, resident assistants

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