Prevention Services School-based Partnership
State policies AB2246 and AB1767 mandate that public schools serving grades K-12 adopt policies addressing suicide prevention, crisis response, and student mental health. The Suicide Prevention Program launched the Partnership in 2018 in response to a needs assessment conducted with school districts on their progress with implementing these policies.
Through a county-wide partnership, the BHSD Prevention Services Division and partners provide training access and technical assistance to support districts’ suicide prevention and upstream prevention goals. The partnership aims to prevent and reduce suicide and substance use disorders in Santa Clara County using a multi-tiered approach to mental health and well-being. This approach ensures school personnel (teachers, staff, administration) and mental health professionals are prepared to respond to school crises. The Partnership's approach outlines steps to strengthen crisis response protocols and implement best-practice prevention efforts, including social-emotional learning and restorative practices.
The Prevention Services Division’s school-based prevention offerings include a range of supports to supplement school districts’ efforts around prevention and awareness for staff, students, and caregivers. See below for our flyers.
Suicide Prevention Training Opportunities:
Kognito Mental Health & Wellness Professional Development Courses
The Santa Clara County Office of Education and Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department are pleased to provide all educators and school staff across the county with free access to the following simulations from Kognito’s social emotional learning curriculum for the 2022-2023 academic year.
- LivingWorks Start
This training is sponsored by AB-1808 and offered through the CA Dept of Education for a limited time. If you are an employee or student in any public middle or high school in California, you are eligible to complete this training at no-cost. Students and staff should choose two of the three youth-specific practice scenarios at the end of the training titled "Eric", "Ali", or "Mikayla and Hailey." Students who complete LivingWorks Start are eligible to earn 90 minutes of community service hours.
Access link for students and staff: https://www.lwyouthsummit.com/access-training
More Information about Our Partners
- School Linked Services
- allcove (Ages 12-25)
- Bill Wilson Center: All services | Grief support services
- LGBTQ Youth Space Santa Clara County (Ages 13-25)
- Headspace for Teens
- California Department of Education Youth Suicide Prevention
- Didi Hirsch Teen Line
- Youth Connect
For more information, please contact Jasmine Lopez, School-based Prevention Services Manager at [email protected].
Suicide Prevention & Crisis Resources
- Contact Us
- Community Outreach Materials
- National & State Resources
- Youth & Young Adult Resources
- COVID-19 Resources
- Crisis Text Line
- Veterans Crisis Line
- Trans Lifeline
- K-12 Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention
- County of Santa Clara Suicide Prevention Strategic PlanCDC Epi-Aid Report on Youth Suicide in Santa Clara County (2016)