About the Training
Training on suicide risk screening in school settings is vital to comprehensive suicide prevention. California Education Code 215 mandates that all Local Education Agencies have protocols in place to intervene with youth at risk for suicide. The Commission is providing a free training for designated school staff to learn about best practices in school-based screening for suicide risk and how to respond effectively to keep students safe. The training incorporates content on Suicide Safety Planning Intervention (SPI), data collection and monitoring related to suicide risk screening, and cultural considerations. Attendees will receive materials necessary for implementation.
- Learn best practices for screening youth for suicide risk
- Explore key components of suicide risk screening in the school setting, including evidence-based tools, and identify suicide risk screening resources
- Examine crisis response protocols and incorporate safety planning and counseling on lethal means as part of suicide risk screening protocols
Who Should Attend
Individuals who are responsible for conducting student suicide risk screenings in TK–12 school settings are invited to participate in these trainings. You do not have to be a mental health professional to attend.
Dates, Times, and Registration Links are listed below (additional dates may be added):
These dates are currently full. New dates will be added soon.
- Thursday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, September 21, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, September 27, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 5, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday, October 13, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, October 18, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Support, Help, and Information
If you are experiencing an emotional health crisis, or know someone who is, you are not alone. Please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) by calling 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.