RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


DPW Youth Suicide Prevention Survey
July 31, 2006

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) suicide prevention advisory committee is requesting assistance in completing the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Plan Survey, which is available from PCPA by contacting Connell O'Brien. The survey is designed to collect information and comments that will be used to update the DPW five-year action plan, assess progress made towards primary objectives, identify barriers, and prioritize future objectives. The information requested is based on activities implemented since the last plan update in March 2004.

Agencies and individuals completing the survey are asked to:

  • review the primary goals and objectives identified on the survey,
  • record all activities or initiatives that have been implemented or accomplished since March 2004, and
  • record additional comments (that can include successes and barriers) to meeting objectives.

Surveys may be returned via email to connell@paproviders.org. Hard copy responses may be faxed to Tamara Wright at 717-705-8268 or mailed to Tamara Wright, DPW/OMHSAS, 220 Beechmont Building, PO Box 2675, Harrisburg, Pa. 17105-2675.

The Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Initiative is a multi-system, statewide project comprised of stakeholders representing state government agencies, private and public community organizations, provider agencies, advocates, and survivors who work together to direct, promote, and support suicide prevention efforts identified in the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Plan. The comprehensive plan and the five-year action plan can be viewed or obtained at www.sap.state.pa.us.

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