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Presentation Abstract

Sources of Strength is a peer lead upstream prevention program developed by Mark LoMurray in 1998. In 2009 it was listed on the National Best Practices Registry by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In 2011, Sources of Strength was listed on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The overall mission of the program is to empower peer leaders and caring adults to impact their school climate through the power of promoting youth-adult connectedness and spreading messages of hope, help, and strength throughout their school. This is done through a deliberate campaign grounded in eight protective factors or sources of strength. These eight protective factors are: Family Support, Positive Friends, Mentors, Healthy Activities, Generosity, Spirituality, Medical Access, and Mental Health. Peer leaders play a crucial role in the development and implementation of this program.

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Sources of Strength: A peer lead suicide prevention program.

Sources of Strength is a peer lead upstream prevention program developed by Mark LoMurray in 1998. In 2009 it was listed on the National Best Practices Registry by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In 2011, Sources of Strength was listed on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The overall mission of the program is to empower peer leaders and caring adults to impact their school climate through the power of promoting youth-adult connectedness and spreading messages of hope, help, and strength throughout their school. This is done through a deliberate campaign grounded in eight protective factors or sources of strength. These eight protective factors are: Family Support, Positive Friends, Mentors, Healthy Activities, Generosity, Spirituality, Medical Access, and Mental Health. Peer leaders play a crucial role in the development and implementation of this program.