Independently Conducted by Success Works Pty. Ltd.
September 2009
 

Executive Summary

Overview Success Works was commissioned by the Kentish Regional Clinic (KRC) to evaluate CORES, the Community Response to Eliminating Suicide. This evaluation has considered the experiences of all communities that have undertaken the CORES program to date, focusing in particular on the five pilot locations funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. In addition, this evaluation report, at the request of KRC, has also documented the CORES model, to assist KRC with planning for the future of the program.

Structure of Report
This evaluation report is structured into three parts.

Part A provides a brief summary of the literature relevant to CORES, before going on to examine the history and philosophy of the program. This section also unpacks the CORES model, exploring how the model operates on a number of different levels.

Part B is focused specifically around the evaluation. It begins by outlining the approach to the evaluation and then goes on to outline the various components of the evaluation framework, including the project logic, the evaluation questions and key data sources.
Part B then proceeds to address each of the five evaluation questions in turn, with a specific focus on the five pilot sites funded through DOHA.

Part C examines future directions for the CORES program, including possible options for expanding (and consolidating) the CORES model.

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