A Strategic Approach to Suicide Prevention in High SchoolsPrint This Post
Our good friend Zoe Myers of Cook County Family Connection shared with us a webinar on preventing suicide among youth that their partners at SAMHSA developed with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. “A Strategic Approach to Suicide Prevention in High Schools” includes some interesting research and best practices that can help you if you’re addressing this issue in your community.
This 90-minute webinar provides an overview of the research on school-based suicide prevention programs and identifies resources that can be helpful in developing and implementing your own program. It also offers examples of how two states developed programs to prevent suicide in a variety of school systems, including those serving ethnically diverse students.
You’ll learn how to:
- explain how a strategic approach to suicide prevention can be used in high schools;
- identify resources for use as part of a strategic approach, such as the Best Practices Registry, National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, and “Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools”; and
- describe the efforts of two states to be strategic and culturally appropriate in your approach to school-based suicide prevention.
You can also find some valuable resources and materials at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center website.
Here’s some data specific to Georgia.