Suicide Prevention Resources and Programming for Schools
This webinar will focus on highlighting available and easily accessible tools, resources, and programming for suicide prevention in schools. From screening tools to safety planning, classroom programs to mobile apps, there are a many resources out there to help you and your students foster a community committed to suicide prevention. Some highlighted programs include QPR, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, The Jason Foundation, and more.
Tandra Rutledge, MA is the Director of Business Development at Riveredge Hospital in Forest Park, Illinois. She is a certified suicide prevention gatekeeper trainer for the QPR Institute, a trainer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s educational programs, and a CIT (Crisis Intervention Training) instructor with the Chicago Police Department. As a mental health advocate and suicide prevention trainer for the past 25 years, Tandra provides training to schools, parents, faith-based organizations, physicians and other healthcare professionals. As part of the hospital’s Zero Suicide Implementation Team, she facilitates training in Assessment and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) for staff. Tandra serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is a member of the Illinois Suicide Prevention Alliance.