After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools Is Now Available Online
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools is a tool developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Suicide Prevention Resource Center. It is designed to help all schools be prepared to provide the best possible response to a tragedy that impacts individuals, families and the whole school.
The toolkit includes an overview of key considerations, general guidelines for action, do’s and don’ts, templates, and sample materials, all in a format applicable to diverse populations and communities. It serves as a resource for schools facing real-time crises and, while designed specifically to address the aftermath of suicide, schools will find it useful following other deaths as well.
For a direct link to the toolkit, please visit: http://www.sprc.org/library/AfteraSuicideToolkitforSchools.pdf
SOURCE: The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS), The Weekly Insider, 11/22/2011
New from Let's Move in School: Toolkit for Superintendents and School Boards
The Let's Move in School–Superintendents and School Boards Toolkit helps superintendents and school board members to assess current levels of physical education and activity within the school district. They can use the toolkit to create awareness of the benefits of a comprehensive school physical activity program and learn steps to increase physical education and activity in the school district.
Announcing Smokefree Teen
The National Cancer Institute's Tobacco Control Research Branch has developed Smokefree Teen (SfT). SfT is a new smoking cessation resource aimed at helping teens quit smoking and take control of their health. To appeal to a teen audience that spends much of its time online and on the phone, SfT provides targeted behavioral support through a variety of platforms:
—A website offering evidence-based smoking cessation information and interactive tools designed especially for teens
—A free text messaging program developed for teens to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help teen smokers quit for good
—A free mobile app delivering cessation tips, mood management tools, crave tracking, personalized progress reports, and community support (Coming Soon)