As part of the Student Support Services ongoing plan to increase suicide awareness and prevention district-wide, Guidance and Choice provided training specific to Suicide Risk Assessment. This workshop was presented by Melissa Witmeier with the Florida Linking Individuals Needing Care Project.
School counselors, social workers and a school board member attended the training. Prior to this, school counselors participated in Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training and school administrators participated in QPR Postvention Training. Students and parents can access further information on suicide prevention & awareness by visiting the National Association of School Psychologists website. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK.