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The impact of gatekeeper training on university resident assistants.

Journal of College Counseling. 16, 64–78, May 2013

Photo Needed 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.


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