Youth Suicide: Awareness, Prevention and Postvention

Social and Behavioral

The goal of this course is to provide staff members with information that will help them reduce the likelihood of suicide among students. This course covers the scope of the problem of youth suicide, common risk factors related to youth suicide, successful strategies for youth suicide prevention, the immediate steps a staff member should take if they encounter a student who is threatening suicide, and best practices for intervention after a suicide ("postvention").

  1. Jason Flatt Act (2 Hours) - 2 hours
    This Jason Flatt Act version is for all school staff members.
  2. Jason Flatt Act (1 Hour) - 1 hour
    This Jason Flatt Act version is for all school staff members.
  3. Full Course - 39 minutes
    This version is for school staff members.
Course Authors
Scott Poland, Ed.D.
Scott Poland, Ed.D, is a nationally recognized expert on school bullying, youth violence, suicide intervention, self injury, school safety, threat assessment, parenting and the delivery of psychological services in schools. He is a Co-Director in the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Poland is the former president of the National Association of School Psychologists.