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Counties participating in the Pennsylvania Resource for Continuity of Care in Youth Serving Systems and Transitions (PRCCYSST)“PERSIST” project have identified you as a leader within your youth serving organization.  As a leader, we are asking that you complete the two surveys described in the section below.  Data from the surveys will help identify needs within your county and inform county-level action planning.  In addition, the grant team may be able to support specific youth suicide prevention needs within your organization, such as, training, screening, awareness, and/or policy and procedure development.

The surveys do not need to be taken in one sitting, however you must use the same computer each time otherwise you will not be able to resume where you left off.

*Please note that each organization will fill out two surveys— one Pennsylvania Organizational Self-Study (POSS) and one Pennsylvania Network Analysis Survey (PANA).

See below for surveys.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Katie Van Fossen

The Pennsylvania Organizational Self-Study (POSS)

This survey seeks to gather information about youth suicide prevention efforts within your organization.  It asks about your organization’s efforts in the areas of policies and procedures, training, screening, assessment, treatment or intervention, and some other areas as applicable to your system.  This survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Click the buttons below to access the survey specific to your organization. If you are in law enforcement or a county administrator, you will not fill out this survey.

If you are unsure about which survey to complete, please contact Katie Van Fossen.

POSS Survey Links

School Districts
Emergency Department
Inpatient Psychiatric Units
Outpatient Mental Health Agencies
Mobile Crisis or Crisis Evaluation
Primary Care
SAP Liaison

Pennsylvania Network Analysis (PANA)

This survey seeks to gather information about the extent to which your organization interacts with other organizations in the county regarding youth suicide prevention, and specifically in the event of a suicide-related crisis.  At the start of the survey, you will be presented with a list of organizations within the county that your organization may interact with in some way.  After selecting the organizations that you have contact with, you will answer a series of questions about each one that describes the nature of your interaction.  This survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Click the buttons below to access the survey specific to your county.

PANA Survey Links

Mercer County
Blair County
Washington County
Lawrence County