The Basics of School-Based Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Including Maine’s New Training Law

Conference: 2014 Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention — Broadening the View • Extending the Reach

Friday, Mar 14, 2014
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine Workshop/Presentation: A5: The Basics of School-Based Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Including Maine's New Training Law
Susan Berry, BS

This session will provide the audience with an overview of Maine’s new suicide awareness and prevention training law for school personnel that goes into effect at the start of the 2014–15 school year for high schools and the 2015–16 school year for elementary and middle schools. The law is one supporting component of Maine’s comprehensive school-based suicide prevention program. During this session participants will gain an understanding of the overall program; engage in a review of available school resources; and discuss strategies for saving lives through a school and community approach to prevention.