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Making Educators Partners

Suicide prevention efforts in schools are usually led by school counselors, mental health professionals, or social workers.  However, it is important to know that a comprehensive suicide prevention program includes education components for school administrators, faculty, staff, parents and students. This helps to create an entire school community that is prepared to assist someone at risk of suicide.

A web-based training for school personnel is available online through STPS (Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide). This free, interactive series “Making Educators Partners in Suicide Prevention” is designed to be completed at the viewer’s own pace. It is open to anyone who is interested in reviewing current strategies for youth suicide prevention in schools. Click here to visit SPTS University. After you register, please make sure to select the 3rd course listed that is specifically the South Dakota version.