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Am J Health Behav. 2010 Nov-Dec;34(6):721-36.

Long-term outcomes for the promoting CARE suicide prevention program.

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Reconnecting Youth Prevention Research Programs, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195-4926, USA. chooven@u.washington.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To provide a long-term look at suicide risk from adolescence to young adulthood for former participants in Promoting CARE, an indicated suicide prevention program.

METHODS:

Five hundred ninety-three suicide-vulnerable high school youth were involved in a long-term follow-up study. Latent class growth models identify patterns of change in suicide risk over this period.

RESULTS:

Three distinct trajectories are determined, all showing a maintenance of decreased suicide risk from postintervention in adolescence into young adulthood for direct suicide-risk behaviors, depression and anger. Intervention conditions as well as key risk/protective factors are identified that predict to the long-term trajectories.

CONCLUSION:

Early intervention is successful in promoting and maintaining lower-risk status from adolescence to young adulthood, with the caveat that some high-risk behaviors may indicate a need for additional intervention to establish earlier effects.

PMID:
20604697
PMCID:
PMC3119363
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