Adolescent Suicide Prevention: Best Practices – A Team Approach

It can be overwhelming for educators and staff workers to know what to do regarding adolescent suicide and how to bring awareness to this. In this course, you’ll learn about how to approach and provide information on referral, screening, and counseling. You’ll be provided with recommendations for what you can do in the aftermath of a suicidal event. Through examples and resources, you will focus on knowing how to partner with families, learn about the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Model, and look into your school’s protocol for recovery.

In this course, you will:

  • Understand Dr. Mason and Dr. Staeheli’s Compassionate School Mental Health model
  • Explore the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Review The Aftermath: A Protocol for Recovery and review your school’s protocol for recovery

Content Warning: This training course contains information, stories, and video content related to completed suicide, self-harm, substance use, and mental illness, particularly in pediatric and adolescent populations. Some portions of this course will contain descriptions of triggers, causes, examples and the lived experiences of people who have experienced these and other issues, traumas, or mental health conditions.

This course is offered in partnership with MEMSPA. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy policy.

SCECHs Granted


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What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual