SUICIDE PREVENTION

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING PARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.6

Per the Wyoming Department of Education Memorandum No. 2014-087: Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, the Wyoming Legislature, per W.S. 21-2-202(a)(xxxv) and W.S. 21-3-110 (a)(xxxiii), known as the Jason Flatt Act (JFA), now requires all teachers and administrators must complete eight hours of suicide prevention training every four years, with two hours of training to be completed during the first year of employment if prior training is absent. 

The following is a list of WDE approved, suicide prevention trainings that are recommended for Park County School District No. 6 personnel. Proof of completion of training must be forwarded to Peggy O’Leary for Professional Development for tracking purposes. Staff must complete two hours of training each year.

1. Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide – http://www.sptsusa.org/ There are two versions of this free, online, self-paced training; one that is identified as the National training and one that was developed for South Dakota educators. PCSC6 educators should complete the training that is identified as National. Please note that as of February 2015, there is a newly revised version of this training. Upon completion of this 2 hour training participants will receive a certificate of completion. This training is recommended for all district staff. 

2. More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel - This training DVD and support materials are available to be checked out, free of charge, from the Prevention Management Organization offices in Buffalo, WY. Contact Sydney Rowe at 307-278-0758. Materials can also be purchased via the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) http://www.morethansad.org/indexpts.html. 

Educators need to be aware that this self-study course does not generate a certificate of completion. However, if a building administrator wanted, they could use the DVD and support materials to facilitate a training with their staff and generate their own certificate. This training is recommended for all district staff. 

3. Jason Foundation Training Modules - http://jasonfoundation.com/training-modules/ This training is available online, free of charge and is self-paced. There are four training modules, each worth two hours of training. Participants can complete all four modules to complete the required minimum of eight hours of training. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for each module completed. This training is recommended for all district staff. 

4. Ending Suicide for Secondary Education – http://www.larasig.com/suicide This self-paced training is available online, free of charge and is recommended for all district staff. There are two training modules: 

Suicide: Facts, Figures and Theories and Suicide Introduction to Identification of Risk and Protective Factors. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for each module completed. Each module is worth one hour of training. This training is recommended for all district staff.

5. School Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program – http://www.suicidology.org/training-accreditation/school-professionals  This training is a more advanced training, most appropriate for school counselors and/or building administrators. The training costs approximately $500. It is a self-study course worth 10 contact hours. Participants will receive an accreditation certificate upon completion.

6. Classroom Mental Health: A Teacher’s Toolkit for High School - Helping students make the most of their education is everyone’s goal.  Students struggling with depression or other mental illness have a harder time feeling motivated, learning, concentrating, taking tests, etc. But with timely and proper treatment, mental health challenges can be addressed and students can reach their academic potential.  This website was privately funded by a donor from Jackson, WY and developed by the University of Michigan National Depression Treatment Centers.  The Wyoming Department Education and the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming have teamed up to help spread the word about this valuable resource.  Park 6 will be opting in and utilizing this resource for teachers and staff.  (Stay tuned) www.classroommentalhealth.org 

7. More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel - This training DVD and support materials are available to be checked out, free of charge, from the Prevention Management Organization offices in Cody, WY. Contact Rachel Williams at 307-278-0758. R Materials can also be purchased via the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) http://www.morethansad.org/indexpts.html. 

Educators need to be aware that this self-study course does not generate a certificate of completion. However, if a building administrator wanted, they could use the DVD and support materials to facilitate a training with their staff and generate their own certificate. This training is recommended for all district staff. 



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