2017-18 National Version – Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention: ACT On FACTS; created by The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is a free online training that is appropriate for anyone working in the school setting who would like more training on how to recognize warning signs and next steps for intervention.
(Note: this training does not meet the training requirement for ESA certification/recertification.) What is Complex Trauma?
In Washington State, suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens 15 to 19 years old.
According to the Washington Healthy Youth Survey (2016), 28% of eighth graders, 34% of 10th graders, and 37% of 12th graders felt so sad or hopeless for 2 weeks or more that they stopped doing their usual activities.
A Resource Guide for Youth and Those Who Care About Them, National Child Traumatic Stress Network Conversations Matter a practical online resource to support safe and effective community discussions about suicide.
Safety Planning Intervention for Suicidal Individuals, free online training from New York State Center of Mental Health "Saving Holden Caulfield: Long and Short-term Strategies for Preventing Youth Suicide" recorded webinar from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors School-based Programming The Suicide Prevention Resource Center Page for Resources and Programs has a searchable database of evidence-based programs and practices for education, screening, treatment, environmental change that can be filtered based on intended population.
Ayuda en Español Lifeline Crisis Chat provides online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.
The chat specialists listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Survivors of Suicide Loss Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Survivors of Suicide Loss Suicide is a public health issue.
National Association of School Psychologists Preventing Youth Suicide To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns Preventing Suicide by American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Young Adults Healthy Mind and Body: A Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Guide, resources from True Recovery Effective Suicide Prevention Instructional video from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center Training for School Professionals The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) maintains the list of approved trainings required for school nurses, counselors, psychologists, and social workers.
Contact an ESD Prevention Director to find out about their training schedule or see the PESB Website for other training options.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction strives to provide resources and support through the School Safety Center to help inform Educational Service Districts, School Districts, and Schools in the development of Suicide Prevention Plans.
School counselor, psychologist, social worker, and nurse to receive suicide prevention training.