The following resources represent a comprehensive school-wide approach to suicide prevention by providing educators, caregivers and students with tools to promote well-being and connectedness for all students.
Prevention, For Educators
The Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention provides a thorough plan for school districts to implement suicide prevention policies in their community. In collaboration with the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and The Trevor Project, the program is research-based and easily adaptable for middle and high schools.
The Prevention Checklist encompasses the required elements from California Assembly Bills 2246 and 1767. It may be used by school teams when planning or evaluating their LEA’s Pupil Suicide Prevention Policy.
Improve your knowledge and skills in suicide prevention with these self-paced online courses. They are designed for clinicians and other service providers, educators, health professionals, public officials, and members of community-based coalitions who develop and implement suicide prevention programs and policies. In addition to the link above, information can also be found by visiting: https://training.sprc.org/
Prevention, For Caregivers
NASP provides guidance for caregivers may take to support a youth who may be experiences suicidal thoughts and/or behavior.
This resources supports caregivers in understanding warning signs for suicide and guides them in learning what questions can be asked to gain more information from their youth.
Prevention, For Students
Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Club is the student leadership initiative of Sandy Hook Promise. Led by our Youth Advisory Board, the aim is to empower student leaders to take an active role in increasing school safety and preventing different forms of violence in schools and communities.
Bring Change to Mind’s High School Program gives teens a platform to share their voices and raise awareness around mental health. Their goal is to empower students to educate one another, and their communities, and to create a culture of peer support within their schools.
NASP’s handout provides students with tips in supporting their peers who are experiences suicidal thoughts and/or actions.