The materials below were reviewed for Readiness for Dissemination. The implementation
point of contact can provide information regarding implementation of the intervention
and the availability of additional, updated, or new materials.
Hazelden. (2009). Lifelines: A suicide prevention program. Frequently asked questions. Center City, MN: Author.
Kalafat, J., O'Halloran, S., & Underwood, M. (2007). Lifelines: A school-based response to youth suicide. Augusta, ME: Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program.
Madden, M., Haley, D., Hart, S., Kalafat, J., & Saliwanchick-Brown, C. (2007). Summary: An evaluation of Maine's comprehensive school-based youth suicide prevention program. Retrieved online at http://www.state.me.us/suicide/docs/Final_CDCEvalPublicReport3-09.pdf
Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program. (2002). A life saved: The story of a suicide intervention [DVD]. Augusta, ME: Author.
Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program. (2006). Youth suicide prevention, intervention and postvention guidelines: A resource for school personnel (3rd ed.). Retrieved online at http://www.state.me.us/suicide/docs/guidelines.pdf
Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program. (2008). Maine Lifelines intervention logic model. Augusta, ME: Author.
Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program. (2008). MYSPP promotes the following components of school readiness to prevention suicide [PowerPoint slide].
Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program. (n.d.). 2008-2009 Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program training calendar.
Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program: Lifelines Submission--Readiness for Dissemination Overview
Noodlehead Network. (2004). Suicide: A guide to prevention (2nd ed.) [VHS]. Burlington, VT: Author.
Program Web site, http://www.state.me.us/suicide
Quality assurance materials:
- Lifelines/ASAP Classroom Observation Form
- Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program: Lifelines Student Lessons--Survey Administration Procedures
- Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program: School Readiness Rubrics
Underwood, M., Kalafat, J., & Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program. (2009). Lifelines: A suicide prevention program. Center City, MN: Hazelden.
Wallet cards and stickers
Readiness for Dissemination Ratings by Criteria (0.0-4.0 scale)
External reviewers independently evaluate the intervention's Readiness for Dissemination
using three criteria:
- Availability of implementation materials
- Availability of training and support resources
- Availability of quality assurance procedures
For more information about these criteria and the meaning of the ratings, see Readiness for Dissemination.
Training and Support
Program materials provide guidance to multiple audiences involved in the implementation of the program, including school district administrators, teachers, parents, and students. The program curriculum is comprehensive and easy to understand, and materials are supplemented by detailed sample organizational policies to support the success of the intervention. Training and consultation are available from the developer at on- and off-site locations. A train-the-trainer component can be used to minimize extended training costs. Multiple tools are provided to support implementation fidelity. A student questionnaire for assessing participant change in knowledge and attitudes can be used to support quality assurance.
No mechanism is in place for school districts implementing the program to network with each other to continually develop and improve the model or to share problems encountered and lessons learned during implementation. Other than through consultation with the developer, implementers are not given any guidance on how to measure the impact of the program within a school or school district.