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Dublin Simon Community. (2018) Opening the door to hope. Implementing the collaborative assessment and management of suicidality approach within homeless services. Pilot interim report. Dublin: Dublin Simon Community.

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Individuals experiencing homelessness are often exposed to various risk factors that increase their vulnerability towards suicide. With high rates of documented suicidal attempts, ideation and behaviours among this population, and recent initiatives pushed by our own national strategies, there is an ever-growing need for evidence-based assessment and management of suicide among individuals experiencing homelessness. However, there is a substantially limited evidence-base of such practices in an Irish context. It was for these reasons that Dublin Simon Community’s Sure Steps Counselling Service established a pilot project from November 2016 to February 2018 with clients and staff to evaluate one such evidence-based approach, the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS).

 

This report assesses the CAMS Approach in terms of ease of training, implementation into practice and its effectiveness for reducing suicidal thoughts and behaviour among the homeless population. It is the hope that such a report will inform practices and guidelines both within Dublin Simon Community as well as among homeless services nationally and internationally.

Date:July 2018
Pages:72 p.
Publisher:Dublin Simon Community
Corporate Creators:Dublin Simon Community
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Subjects:A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use > Problem drugs and alcohol use
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > self-destructive behaviour > suicidal behaviour / suicide
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol disorder > Drug use > Drug intoxication > Drugs and alcohol poisoning (overdose)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Suicide prevention
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Homelessness > Homeless services
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Organisational development > Workforce / staff skills and training
T Demographic characteristics > Homeless person

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