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Suicide Prevention Training for Parents and Staff

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. 
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