The purpose of this project was to develop a suicide prevention-training program for gatekeepers, in particular home health aides and skilled nursing assistants, who work directly with the older adult population, and write a grant proposal seeking funds to implement the program. A literature review was performed in order to research the history of strategies that have been implemented to prevent suicide among the older adult population, as well as to look at current approaches that are employed to address this public health problem. The prevalence of suicide and the risk and protective factors specifically for older adults that have been associated with suicide were examined. Possible funders for this suicide prevention program were searched and Archstone Foundation and Question, Persuade, and Refer Institute were both chosen as the possible funding sources. The agency that was chosen to implement for this program was Endless Care Foundation. Following this search, the way in which the funds would be allocated, as well as lessons that were learned through process were also discussed. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant were not needed in order to successfully completion this thesis.
|Commitee:||Glezakos, Agathi, Santhiveeran, Janaki|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Social work|
|Keywords:||Grants, Older adults, Reducing suicide|
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