Introduction to Evidence-based Suicide Prevention Programs for Administrators
The goal of this course is to familiarize administrators with steps to identify warning signs and the risk factors of self-injurious and suicidal youth, processes for referral and working with school mental health professionals, and how to implement suicide prevention strategies in the classroom aligned with AB2246/AB1767-Pupil Suicide Prevention Policy (including suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention). Participants will examine current trends and perspectives on youth suicide. Participants will gain insight into how to identify and protect suicidal and self-injurious youth, proceed when at-risk youth have been identified, and work with school site crisis teams in suicide prevention.
The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL) and The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health have partnered to prepare this course for you.
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 provide information and links to school-based programs and research related to student mental health.