Counseling, Psychological and Social Services


Suicide Prevention Training
Suicide Prevention Education Presentation  Video
SOS High School Overview Presentation   Video
SOS Middle School Overview
501 Elem BAL- Gatekeeper Training Presentation   Video

SAMHSA Releases School Toolkit for Suicide Prevention
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Suicide Prevention Research Center has released, “After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools.” The toolkit describes common warning signs and causes of suicide, provides best practices on suicide prevention in schools, and provides information about how a school should respond when a suicide has occurred. Topics include crisis response, helping students cope, working with the community, social media, bringing in outside help, and more.

Counselor's Room is a FREE website which has organized classroom guidance lesson plans, therapeutic games, and group activities for school counselors to download.  All of the resources are hands-on activities as opposed to worksheets, and follow the ASCA model. There is NO FEE to join and NO FEE to download any of the resources.

Behavioral Vital Signs (BVS) survey

School Health Index (SHI) - The SHI is a self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs. It's easy to use and completely confidential.

Coordinated School Health Implementation Resource (Word Doc)

"Children in Change" Curriculum - free guide for helping kids deal with change and upsetting events in their lives.

2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data

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