The following websites provide resources and information to support Pennsylvania schools in meeting Act 71 requirements:
o Visit PDE’s Act 71 webpage to find information on policy, professional development, and student programs/resources for suicide awareness and prevention
o Visit PAYSPI’s Act 71 webpage to find information on policy and gatekeeper training, including lists of training options organized by duration, cost, and intended audience
o Visit the Information for Schools page for additional resources
Prevent Suicide PA and the Pennsylvania Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant are pleased to announce that the Suicide Prevention Online Learning Center is now live! This site is designed to provide current and evidence-based information to anyone who may come into contact with individuals struggling with suicidal thoughts and behaviors, including educators, mental health professionals, medical professionals, and the general community.
The Online Learning Center can be accessed by visiting https://preventsuicid
Select featured courses include the following:
· Suicide Prevention for Educators (an 8-class course that can fulfill Act 71 requirements for schools)
· Clinical Approaches to Suicide Prevention for School-based Counselors
· Method Restriction: Primary Care and Public Health Approaches
When visiting the site for the first time, users must click the “login” tab to register, creating a username and password. Then, click the “All Courses” tab to view all site content. Any trainings that users complete will be documented on a transcript that may be downloaded and some courses will offer printable certificates.
We hope you find this new training resource useful in supporting your personal and professional suicide prevention efforts!