Resources – Guide for NY Schools
For School Leaders
School Readiness Workbook: This workbook offers a framework, checklists, and resources that school leaders and/or school implementation teams, can use to:
- Assess current suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention readiness
- Obtain professional development and training for staff
- Develop suicide intervention and postvention procedures
- Produces a plan to implement suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention initiatives
- Find high quality resources
- Track effectiveness of efforts
Model School District Policy for Suicide Prevention – This model policy was created through a collaboration between the Trevor Project, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American School Counselors Association, and the National Association of School
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools – Published by SAMHSA, this toolkit provides best practice guidance and many templates and It can be downloaded or hard copies can be ordered at no cost.
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools – can be printed and offers a grab and go guide for responding.
Mental health Education Literacy in Schools: Linking to a Continuum of Well-Being – A comprehensive guide for New York Schools published by NYSED.
School Mental Health Resource and Training Center – at MHANYS was established to support schools to implement Chapter 390 of the Law of 2016, requiring mental health instruction as part of the K-12 health
Online Resources For Parents
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Parent Pages – Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide offers answers to common parent questions about suicide. They offer web-based, video, and printable resources for parents on a variety of related topics.
Mayo Clinic parent awareness video, brief, warning signs – The Mayo Clinic offers a brief awareness video for parents.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Suicide Resource Center -I s a website dedicated to providing resources to parents, medical students and primary care physicians on the prevention on child and youth suicide.
Printable Resources For Parents
SPC-NY Parent brochure – The Suicide Prevention Center of New York has a brochure for parents on talking to your teens about suicide.
CDC Adolescent and School Health Division – offers School Connectedness for Parents and Families, a printable
What to do if you’re concerned about your teen’s mental health: A conversation guide – The JED Foundation offers a guide for parents who are concerned about their teen’s mental health.
Ways to Engage in YourChild’s School to Support Student Health and Learning – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a tip sheet for parents on how to work with your child’s school when there are health or learning challenges.
Online Resources For Educators
Act on FACTS: Making Educators Partners in TeenSuicide Prevention – two-hour online training for educators.
Warm Handoff Guideline – A brief video to provide common warning signs of suicide and how to make a warm handoff to school mental health resources.
Self-care and compassion resilience are two important concepts in protecting the mental health of educators
Printable Resources For Educators
SPC-NY Teachers brochure with common warning
Wise Wisconsin – offers 7 promises of a trusted adult and a Safe Persons Decal for those who challenge themselves to uphold the 7 promises.