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.
Pigeon, S. (n.d.). Creating change: Overcoming obstacles in implementing a youth suicide prevention program [PowerPoint presentation].
Pigeon, S. (n.d.). SOS Signs of Suicide: An evidence-based suicide prevention program for secondary school students [PowerPoint presentation].
SOS Evaluation Form
SOS Signs of Suicide DVD: Friends for Life: Preventing Teen Suicide
SOS Signs of Suicide High School Program implementation guide, trainer's manual, and training video
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
The implementation materials offer detailed information that can directly assist implementation. The intervention is well described in videos, brochures, and other implementation materials with considerable attention paid to implementing this program in a school setting. The program DVD is racially and culturally diverse, includes a mix of brief presentation of facts and stories from teens that have been suicidal, and is generally an excellent resource that seems appealing to a teen audience. The training manual provides step-by-step guidance for providers in addition to online resources and articles to increase implementer knowledge about depression and suicide. Feedback forms, screening tools, and response cards, along with examples of data that have been collected in other schools, provide guidance on data that could be collected and analyzed for quality assurance.
No formal training curriculum is offered to teach implementers the skills required to work with systems to gain support for the program, be an effective trainer, or do effective presentations. Supervision and support for the lead implementer is not addressed, and very little information is provided on how this program can fit into existing high school schedules. Fidelity and outcomes measures are not provided.