Project Evaluation

Nebraska is participating in a cross-site evaluation
of the impact of this project.

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Project Impact

A key component of all projects funded by Garrett Lee Smith Act Grants is the evaluation of their impact. Nebraska is participating in a cross-site evaluation and is tracking the impact of all local activities funded by the grant. The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center serves a central role in the evaluation of this project.

2014 – 2019 Evaluation Resources

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Evaluation Products

Below you will find links to information gleaned from the evaluation of this project.

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School Counselor Evaluation Resources

To learn more about suicide prevention in schools visit our Youth and School Resources page.

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School Counselor / Staff Reporting Link

Part of the evaluation for this project is assessing the impact of QPR and Making Educators Partners in Suicide Prevention (MEP) as suicide prevention trainings in Nebraska schools. When you complete the Identification, Referral and Follow-up (EIRF) form, you will be participating in the national evaluation required by all states receiving funding for the prevention of suicide. The questions are based on this form: Early Identification, Referral and Follow-up (EIRF) Individual Form.

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Gatekeeper Reporting Link

The gatekeeper training data is now collected by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The National Prevention Information Reporting System (NPIRS) can be accessed hereThe questions you will be asked are based on this form: Early Identification, Referral and Follow-up (EIRF) Individual Form.

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Questions about Evaluation Tools

Please contact one of the following University of Nebraska Public Policy Center evaluators if you have questions about the tools or overall evaluation of Nebraska’s Youth Suicide Prevention Project:
Kate Speck: kspeck2@nebraska.edu or Denise Bullingdbulling2@nebraska.edu

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This was developed under a grant number 1U79SM061741-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) via the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.

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