Teens For LifeDescription
As a comprehensive school-based suicide prevention program, Teens for Life aims to provide a “full circle of support” for youth who may be at risk for suicide, by providing education & awareness to youth, teachers, school mental health staff, and parents. A school community knowledgeable about suicide prevention begins with each and every individual who is part of that community.
To provide awareness and discussion of suicide in a safe environment.
Our classroom-based workshop for middle school and high school youth teach how to recognize when a friend is depressed and/or suicidal and connect them to appropriate help and support. Our youth curriculum is listed in Section III of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center/American Foundation of Suicide Prevention Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention. Link: http://tinyurl.com/TeensforLife-BPR-SectionIII
School Gatekeeper Training for School Staff
School Gatekeeper Training for Parents
Whom We Serve
Alameda County public/private schools
To learn more about all of our available workshops please contact:
(510) 420 - 2473
· www.sptsnj.org (Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide)
· www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cg/mh/suicideprevres.asp ( Youth Suicide Prevention Mental Health (CA Dept. of Education)
· http://www.save.org/ (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)
· http://nahic.ucsf.edu/ (National Adolescent Health Information Center)
· http://aacap.org/page.ww?name=Teen+Suicide§ion=Facts+for+Families (Teen Suicide, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Yes, we are seeking volunteers at this time for Teens For Life: Youth Curriculum only.
Teens for Life Presenter: The Role
To provide a 1- hour classroom based suicide prevention and awareness curriculum to youth. Through our presence in a classroom, not only do we combat the stigma of silence but we open up the opportunity for students to approach a speaker and reach out for help. Among the outcomes of our Teens for Life program is that it opens up opportunities for hope that suicidal feelings are not permanent and that there is help.
Mercedes Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org
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