Course Description

This 2-hour training for school personnel meets the requirements set out in SB (Senate Bill) 282 for suicide prevention education in public and charter schools. Evidence-based training will include identifying:

  • youth suicide risk factors,
  •  warning signs,
  •  response procedures,
  •  referral post-intervention,
  •  and resources available within the school and community.

Requirements of the act, such as identifying a person within the school as  the point of contact when a student is believed to be at risk for suicide, and parent education will be reviewed.

This presentation is concrete, practical and hands on. What does a school volunteer, with no mental health training, do when a 14 year old says he has no friends and wishes he was dead? When you decide a child is really in danger how do you talk to the parent and keep that child safe? What if a student comes to you and says a friend is planning to take an overdose of pills? A student tells you they want to commit suicide rather than come out as gay, but you can’t tell anyone.

What do you do? A student in your school has died by gunshot, does that put other students at risk? These are the kinds of questions that swirl in the minds of school personnel who have troubled youth confiding in them all the time. Learn how to spot a cry for help and what to do when you hear it.

To discuss bringing this in-service training to your school, please click here and fill out the form: https://training.unh.edu/sb282



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