May 11
CAPSES Staff

Webinar Designed to Fulfill the AB 2246 State Requirement for Suicide Prevention

By CAPSES Staff

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Starting the 2017-18 school year, California state law will require all public schools that serve 7th through 12th-grade students to have a suicide prevention policy in place. The policy must provide prevention education for all students and training for all school staff. CAPSES believes that Nonpublic Schools serving 7th through 12th-grade students should consider developing a suicide prevention policy for the 2017-2018 school year.

Attend this free webinar on Wednesday, May 17 at 11 am PST to learn how the evidence-based SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program can help your school fulfill the AB 2246 state requirement.  There are many other webinars available regarding suicide prevention that are archived on: https://mentalhealthscreening.org/webinars

The SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program provides student education and school staff training. The student portion of the program is designed to be implemented in one class period, and there are a number of staff training options: a 90-minute online module, a DVD and discussion guide designed for faculty meetings or professional development days, and in-person training. The SOS Program is the only National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)-listed universal school-based suicide prevention program showing significant reductions (40%-64%) in student suicide attempts through randomized control trials (Aseltine et al., 2004, Aseltine et al., 2007, Schilling et al., 2016).

SOS combines three critical best-practice features: adult training, student education through peer-to-peer support, and universal depression screening. Each element increases awareness, reduces stigma, highlights the availability of resources, and provides the critical message that everyone has a role in youth suicide prevention!


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