Over the years we have seen incredible research showing the power of a trusted adult in the life of young people.
Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child released a study saying, “Every child who winds up doing well has had at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive adult.”
According to the Trevor Project, “LGBTQ youth who report having at least one accepting adult were 40% less likely to report a suicide attempt in the past year.”
The power of a caring, trusted adult in the life of a young person has a remarkable impact on their life. As an educator, you are in a unique position to be a champion in your school community for struggling students.
We Are Here
At Erika’s Lighthouse, we are here to lift you up and help you succeed. In addition to our dozens of resources such as effective interventions, language to support teens, guidance on being a trusted adult, and more – we are thrilled to support you and your school staff through our Staff Training: Depression Awareness, Suicide Prevention and Program Implementation webinar training.
This 2-hour, on-demand training can be completed in a group setting with your colleagues or as an independent exercise from the comforts of your home! Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion to potentially meet any state mandates that may be required.
Why Staff Training
Staff Training is an important piece of your school’s suicide prevention and depression awareness programming. Aligning your staff (from bus drivers to administrators) with a shared vision and vocabulary, common knowledge on the signs and symptoms of depression and suicide, and an understanding of your school’s policies and procedures provides every employee and student has the resources and tools to seek and receive the help they deserve.
As always, our Staff Training module is available free of charge on our Resource Portal. Register for your free account and begin planning your suicide prevention and depression education staff training today.