Evaluation of A New Approach to Youth Suicidal Crises: Swift Outpatient Alternatives for Rapid Stabilization (SOARS)

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The study will evaluate a novel program developed by our team to improve the effective outpatient management of youth with acute suicide risk. This program evaluation examines just-in time intervention to assess suicide risk level, address imminent risk, and begin treatment to address ideographic suicidal drivers over time. The clinic has served over 200 youth and families since 2019. Qualitative and quantitative data from youth, caregivers, and clinicians demonstrate high levels of fidelity, feasibility, appropriateness, and acceptability, however, impact on core health outcomes has not been conducted. This funding will allow for analysis of the treatment program to demonstrate the impact of the intervention on suicidal thoughts and behaviors.


Project Period:
July 1, 2022 June 30, 2023

Funding Type(s):
Internal

Funder(s):
Mary. E Nelson Charitable Remainder Trust, Heidi Combs Trustee

Geographic Area(s):
Washington

Practice Type(s):
Outpatient

Patient Population(s):
Adolescents

Targeted Condition(s):
Suicidal Ideation