Initiative Description: Intervention consisted of 3 study conditions that included:
1. C-CARE (n = 150), a one-to-one, 2-hour assessment interview, followed by an additional 1.5 to 2 hours that included a counseling session and social “connections” intervention with parents and school personnel.
2. CAST (n = 155), a 12-session (12 hours) small-group skills-training program combined with the C-CARE individual approach.
3. Control (usual care; n = 155), a brief (15-30 minutes) assessment interview and social “connections” intervention with parents and school personnel, simulating typical school protocols.
The Measurement was performed 4 times.
Study Results: The CAST and C-CARE interventions were more effective than usual care in sustaining reductions in suicidal ideation, depression, and hopelessness across time.
Reference: Thompson, E. A., Eggert, L. L., & Randell, B. P. (2001). Evaluation of indicated suicide risk prevention approaches for potential high school dropouts. American Journal Of Public Health, 91(5), 742-752. doi:10.2105/AJPH.91.5.742
Level of Evidence: Very Good