Adolescent & Youth Assessment of Suicide Risk for School Support Staff
Lifelines Intervention: Adolescent and Youth Assessment of Suicide Risk for School Support Staff is a virtual training to increase the confidence and competence in the assessment of youth and adolescent suicide risk for school support staff in the Atlantic Health Systems footprint. This training is intended for guidance counselors and directors, student assistance counselors, nurses, resources officers, and any additional school support staff. If you would like to apply to participate in the training, please complete the application form below.
When is the Training?
The training will take place on March 11th from 8:30am – 2:30pm
- Understanding youth suicide better
- Understanding the “Tell Me More” model to assess suicide risk in a more conversational way with youth
- Engaging parents/guardians
- Suicide prevention interventions
What else should I know about the Lifelines Prevention training?
The Lifelines Intervention: ACTS training is the result of a collaborative effort between Atlantic Behavioral Health and the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, funded through the Provident Bank Foundation 2021 Signature Grant. The grant was provided to increase participants knowledge to recognize, assess and manage suicide risk in adolescents as well as increase confidence and willingness to treat adolescents at-risk for suicide. This training is the first step in accomplishing this goal.
The ACTS training is for school support staff in the Atlantic Health Systems footprint. This training is the pilot program which is being evaluated for efficacy. As such, attendance at this training is cost free, but does come with a number of obligations:
- You agree to complete the pre-test and post-test before and after training completion
- You agree to be contacted for a 3 & 6 month follow-up
As a reminder, anything you share with us is confidential and will NOT be shared with anyone outside of the research team. Please be as open and honest as possible.
For information or any other questions please contact Kyle Kalbach through email at [email protected].
Where can I apply to participate?
If you are interested in participating in this pilot program and evaluation, apply for a spot in this training below. You will received a confirmation that your application has been received and is in review. We will make a determination and if we have an available spot for you, you will receive approval on or about February 26th.