Introduction to Evidence-based Suicide Prevention Programs for School Mental Health Professionals
Participants will examine current trends and perspectives on youth suicide. The goal of this course is to familiarize school mental health professionals and nurses with steps to identify warning signs and risk factors of self-injurious and suicidal youth, their roles in a school site crisis team, how to work with teachers and administrators, and how to implement suicide prevention strategies in the schools aligned with AB2246-Pupil Suicide Prevention Policy (including suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention). Participants will gain insight on ways 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.
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 to provide information and links to school-based programs and research related to student mental health.