Working to Advance Youth Suicide Prevention
Research position or fellowship in suicide prevention research in schools
Leaders in mental health and suicide prevention research are working to implement a grant to study an evidence-based approach to youth suicide prevention. They are now looking for a project coordinator (masters or doctoral level preferred) and a research assistant (BA level) to run a large, school-based suicide prevention study with teachers in urban and suburban middle and high schools in Pennsylvania. This project will study a promising prevention model by recruiting 30 schools and training over 1,000 teachers.
The work of the research team will involve identifying schools, working with school personnel to plan the training, implementation of the assessment system, coordinating the training, and collecting pre-, post-, and follow-up quantitative and qualitative data. Both the project coordinator and research assistant are 18-month positions starting September 1. Interested individuals should send their resumes with cover letters to Guy Diamond, PhD and Matthew Wintersteen, PhD.
RCPA has played a long-standing role in the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative and works in collaboration with state and local organizations to reduce the risk and rate of youth suicide in communities across the Commonwealth.