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Course SummarySometimes a teacher can be a first line of defense when it comes to youth suicide prevention. This course aims to help teachers develop a stronger sense of youth suicide risks and prevention strategies so that they can effectively assess, mitigate and respond to suicide-related issues on the job.
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About This Course
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in school-aged children and causes more deaths than many diseases. It is important for teachers to understand facts about youth suicide, recognize risk factors and know what resources can be accessed regarding suicide prevention. This course provides facts and information that will help you recognize possible warning signs and to utilize resources to help achieve a positive outcome.
How It Works
This course provides you with the opportunity to go over short, informative text lessons and answer quiz questions to measure your understanding of the material and your possible need for further review. Lessons are accessible at any time, from any device.
This course includes:
- Short, printable lesson transcripts
- Topics discussed with easy language and examples to make material accessible
- Self-assessment quizzes that help you gauge what you have retained from the lessons
- Instructions on how to contact instructors online with questions about any topic in this course
How It Helps
- Increases awareness: - Expands your knowledge of the risks and warning signs you can look out for in your students.
- Expands your resources: Relates details about resources you might not have been aware of regarding this topic.
- Teaches you about mental health facts: - Helps you develop a deeper understanding of depression and mental distress to help you relate to students who might be suffering from these conditions.
- Recognizing suicide warning signs
- Understanding and assessing suicide risk factors
- Accessing school resources for students with suicidal thoughts
- Noting depressed or distressed students who might be suicidal
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