Training, Education, and Assessment
AFSP-More than Sad
More than Sad: Teen Depression is intended for teens, parents, and educators; this film teaches students about depression, demystifies treatment, and encourages students who are struggling to seek help. Educates teachers and other school personnel about mental health conditions, warning signs of suicide, and the steps we can take to get help for at-risk students.
AFSP-Talk Saves Lives
This 1 hour training is great for anyone wanting to learn more about suicide prevention. Provides information on common myths. The program teaches about warning signs, risk and protective factors and resources. This is a great training for parents, community members, and school staff.
Youth or Adult Mental Health First Aid (With Public Safety Option)
An 8 hour training that teaches participants a five step action plan to help someone who is suffering from a mental health crisis.
safeTALK- Suicide Alertness for Everyone: Tell, Ask, Listen, Keep Safe
This 3 hour training prepares participants (over 15 years of age) to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, ask them directly and clearly, and connect them with suicide first aid resources. The belief is that most people at risk for suicide “invite” help to stay alive and anyone can be trained to recognize those invitations and help to save a life. This training is free due to funding through the NYS Office of Mental Health.
ASIST- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
This 2 day intensive, practice dominated training is designed to provide tools for caregivers and professionals to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, ask them directly and clearly, and connect them with suicide first aid resources. This training is free due to funding through the NYS Office of Mental Health.
Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Agencies and Services
This training describes major findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, and assists individuals in identifying physiological mechanism of stress response. Participants will be able to describe short and long term effects of stress on the body and brain, with the ultimate goal of learning how to create trauma-informed agencies and services.
AFSP-After a Suicide Toolkit
Resource for schools facing real time crisis in diverse populations and communities. The toolkit includes: topics on managing crisis response, helping students cope, working with the community, memorialization, social media, suicide contagion, and working with external resources for support.
AFSP-Model School Policy on Suicide Prevention
This model provides specific actionable steps to support school personnel, sample language for student handbooks, suggestions for involving parents and caregivers in suicide prevention, and guidance for addressing in school attempts.
Creating Suicide Safety in Schools (CSSS)
This one day interactive workshop engages teams of school personnel (administrators, educators, nurses, support services) in a process to evaluate existing suicide prevention and intervention readiness, learn about available evidence based programs and to develop a comprehensive suicide prevention response plan. CSSS is endorsed by the NYS Association for School Psychologists.
Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Schools
This training describes major findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, and assists educators in identifying physiological mechanism of stress response. Participants will be able to describe short and long term effects of stress on the body and brain, with the ultimate goal of learning how to create trauma-informed school environments.
Lifelines: A Suicide Prevention Program
a comprehensive suicide prevention program that targets the entire school community, providing suicide awareness material for administrators, faculty and staff, parents, and students. While Lifelines provides basic information about youth suicide, it is primarily directed at helping everyone in the school community recognize when a student is at potential risk of suicide and understand how and where to access help.
Making Educators Partners in Suicide Prevention
A one hour training for educators, which focuses on defining the problem, making the case for concern, and correcting common myths related to suicide. This training outlines the role of educators in suicide prevention and provides additional resources.