The Know the Signs suicide prevention campaign team implemented a variety of activities to facilitate the adaptation of suicide prevention materials for the Lao community in California. The process included a workgroup of statewide stakeholders who guided the development of the materials and offered insights on the population's cultural perspectives on suicide prevention efforts and effective approaches to reach potential helpers in the Lao community. This report also includes demographic information, notes from the focus group that tested the materials as well as information about the partnership with the Center for Lao Studies (CLS) for the distribution of customized materials in San Francisco County. The Appendix includes a translation of the materials. One report is provided: Full workgroup Report: KTS Materials for the Lao Community Cultural Handout: KTS Materials for the Lao Community This handout provides a brief overview of the language adaptation and design process as well as information about our community partner, the Center for Lao Studies in San Francisco County. Suicide Prevention Outreach Materials for the Lao Community* Poster (In Lao) This poster has been designed to reach helpers in the general community. The poster can be downloaded in two versions: a low resolution version suitable for electronic distribution and a print ready version. Brochure (Bilingual in English and Lao) This 8-panel brochure provides information about warning signs, how to find the words to offer support to someone and a link to the campaign website for national and local resources. The final size of the printed, folded brochure is 4" x 9". The brochure features the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, but also has room on the Reach Out panels to include a sticker or stamp with local resource information. Two versions are provided: a low resolution version suitable for electronic distribution and a print ready version. *Customized materials for San Francisco and Los Angeles counties also available upon request.
The materials can be downloaded in two formats: print ready files and electronic files. The electronic files can be shared via email and printed on your home or office computer. The print ready files can be submitted to outside printers, such as Kinkos. Electronic Files Poster Lao 11 by 17 Electronic Version Lao Brochure Electronic VersionPrint Ready Files Poster Lao 11 by 17 Print Ready Lao Brochure Print Ready
Brochures are also available for purchase through the Each Mind Matters Shop.