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The process evaluation of the National Model Adolescent Suicide Prevention Project has two central purposes; 1) to document and describe the processes by which the project was implemented and operated; and 2) to identify the methods used to implement the project that seem to be most effective for prevention and that have the greatest impact on measure of outcome. The National Model Adolescent Suicide Prevention Project is a community systems model implemented in 1990. It was anticipated that the suicide rate for the entire Jicarilla community, not just the adolescent target group, would decline as a result of the project. Since the implementation of the project, suicide rates have in fact declined for all age groups in the Jicarilla Apache community.

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University of New Mexico, Division of Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Research and Evaluation Projects.