The impact of gatekeeper training on university resident assistants.
Journal of College Counseling. 16, 64–78, May 2013
Ji-Yeon Lee, Ph.D.
Dept of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy
Taub, D. J., Servaty-Seib, H. L., Miles, N., Lee, J-Y., Wachter, C., Prieto-Welch, S. L., & Werdon, D. L.
Resident assistants (RAs) can serve as important suicide prevention
gatekeepers.The purpose of the study was to determine if training
improved RAs’ crisis communications skills and suicide-related knowledge
and to determine if the knowledge elements predicted crisis
communications skills. New RAs showed significant improvement in all
areas from pretest to posttest, whereas returning RAs showed no
significant increase in any of the areas. None of the knowledge areas
predicted communications skills for either group.