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dc.contributor.authorHawgood, Jacinta
dc.contributor.authorKoo, Yu Wen
dc.contributor.authorSveticic, Jerneja
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diego
dc.contributor.authorKolves, Kairi
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-24T03:11:05Z
dc.date.available2021-02-24T03:11:05Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1664-0640
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyt.2020.614191
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/402548
dc.description.abstractBackground and Objective: Wesley Mission LifeForce training is an Australian suicide prevention gatekeeper program which has not been formally evaluated. The aims of this evaluation were to (1) determine the short- and medium- term impacts of the training on worker capabilities (perceived and declarative knowledge), attitudes, and reluctance to intervene measures; and (2) compare the impact of the half and full day workshops on these measures. Method: 1,079 Australian community workers of diverse professional backgrounds completed a pre-workshop questionnaire as part of registration for the Wesley LifeForce suicide prevention training between 2017 and 2019. Of these, 299 participants also completed the post workshop questionnaires (matched sample). They attended either half day (n = 97) or full day workshops (n = 202) and completed also a 3- and 6- month follow-up questionnaire. We used linear mixed-effect modeling for repeated measures to analyze data. Results: LifeForce training participants experienced an increase in perceived capability, declarative knowledge, more positive attitudes and reduced reluctance to intervene, at least in the short term. The program is particularly well targeted for community gatekeepers with no prior training, albeit those with prior training in this study also experienced positive and significant gains on most measured constructs. Conclusions: We found evidence of effectiveness of the Wesley LifeForce training over time, without difference between the short (half day) and longer (full day) formats of delivery. Nevertheless, the latter format offers skills-based and skills rehearsal opportunities, the impacts of which we were unable to measure in this evaluation and should be estimated in the future.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherFrontiers Media
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom614191
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFrontiers in Psychiatry
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.keywordsWesley LifeForce
dc.subject.keywordscapability
dc.subject.keywordsevaluation
dc.subject.keywordsgatekeeper training
dc.subject.keywordssuicide
dc.titleWesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training in Australia: 6 Month Follow-Up Evaluation of Full and Half Day Community Programs
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHawgood, J; Koo, YW; Sveticic, J; De Leo, D; Kolves, K, Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training in Australia: 6 Month Follow-Up Evaluation of Full and Half Day Community Programs, Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2021, 11, pp. 614191
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-12-14
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2021-02-24T01:55:45Z
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gro.griffith.authorHawgood, Jacinta L.
gro.griffith.authorKoo, Jasmine
gro.griffith.authorSveticic, Jerneja
gro.griffith.authorDe Leo, Diego
gro.griffith.authorKolves, Kairi


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