Participants will examine and consider current trends and issues of youth suicide, bullying, cyberbullying, and non-suicidal self-injury behaviors. The goal of this course is to familiarize teachers with steps to identify warning signs and the risk factors of self-injurious and suicidal youth, procedures for referral, working with school mental health professionals, and how to implement suicide prevention strategies in the classroom.
Participants will gain insight on how to identify and protect suicidal and self-injurious youths, how to proceed when at-risk youths have been identified, and how to work with school site crisis teams in suicide prevention.
This course was prepared by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL), and funded through the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) through the Region 11 K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI).
The information provided through this course should be used strictly for educational and informational research purposes. This course is not intended to endorse any particular program, but rather to provide information and links to school-based programs and research related to student mental health.
NOTE: This no-cost, self-paced course is not eligible for salary points and/or graduate credits.
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