The Oklahoma Making Connections initiative is in its second school year of implementing HOPE Squad (
mpower), a school-based, peer-to-peer suicide prevention model at an elementary, middle, and high school in Anadarko, Oklahoma, an area with a large American Indian population and past incidents of youth suicides.
To assess the impact of HOPE Squad in the schools, the initiative is using several evaluation strategies to ensure efficiency in data collection, including a combined survey packet to measure attitudes toward suicide, stigma, help-seeking behavior, and resiliency. For more information on their strategies, click below to read the full brief. See below for tips on how you can maximize opportunities to capture data.