Featured Resources for Educators:
Suicide Awareness/Prevention Informational Packet (Jason Foundation)
Pennsylvania Suicide Awareness/Prevention Informational Packet
The Signs of Suicide Prevention Program (SOS) offers a FREE 90-minute online course for non-mental-health professionals and unlicensed counselors. The course is called Plan, Prepare, Prevent: The SOS Signs of Suicide®
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)created the Best Practices Registry (BPR) for suicide prevention~ The BPR is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The purpose of the BPR is to identify, review, and disseminate information about best practices that address specific objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
For information on attending a YMHFA training in Westmoreland County contact Marissa Rega at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network (PAPBS Network), through training and technical assistance, supports schools and their family and community partners to create and sustain comprehensive, school-based behavioral health support systems in order to promote the academic, social and emotional well-being of all Pennsylvania’s students.
To bring PBIS to your Westmoreland County school, contact local facilitator Kelly Heitchue at email@example.com.