Suicide prevention training will be offered for parents on Thursday, April 20, from 6:30- 8 p.m., at the Mount Si High School Freshman Campus library. Through this important discussion, parents will learn how to recognize warning signs and respond to threats of suicide. This training is endorsed by the Mount Si High School PTSA, Associated Student Body and Natural Helpers, and the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network. For more information, read the flyer.
A similar parent training session was offered March 8, which approximately 60 people attended. This second session was requested by those unable to attend, and will cover the same information.
Mount Si High School is in its second year of working with Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention, a comprehensive model for suicide prevention developed at the University of Washington. Mount Si is one of 13 King County high schools participating in Forefront for Schools suicide prevention education, based on L.E.A.R.N. intervention curriculum.
With generous funding from the Jolene McCaw Family Foundation, Forefront provides schools with technical assistance in drafting suicide-specific crisis plans and support to implement suicide prevention training for teachers, parents, and students in the first year of the program. The second year involves enhanced training, peer-to-peer teaching, social emotional learning and proactive behavioral health for suicide prevention.
Last year, the Mount Si High School staff focused on Forefront suicide prevention training during Friday early release professional development time. See photos below from their training and small group discussions. For more information about these efforts, please contact Phoebe Terhaar, Snoqualmie Valley School District Student Assistance Prevention Coordinator.
The Snoqualmie Valley School District complies with all federal and state statutes and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all district employment and student opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Nancy Meeks, P.O. Box 400, Snoqualmie, WA 98065, phone 425-831-8000.