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Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention

 

Suicide is a serious public health problem that takes an enormous toll on families, students, employees and communities. Suicide prevention involves the collective efforts of families/caregivers, the school community, mental health practitioners, local community organizations, and related professionals to reduce the incidence of suicide through education, awareness, and services. School personnel are instrumental in helping students and their families by identifying students at-risk and linking them to school and community mental health resources.

 

Implemented in 1986, suicide prevention services in LAUSD are comprised of prevention, intervention and postvention components. BUL-2637.2 Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention outlines administrative procedures for intervening with suicidal and self-injurious students and offer guidelines to school site crisis teams in the aftermath of a student death by suicide.

 

For support and consultation, contact School Mental Health Crisis Counseling and Intervention Services (SMH CCIS) at (213) 241-3841 Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). After hours, contact the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) at (213) 625-6631.

 

 

Suicide Prevention Awareness/ Self-Injury Awareness Handouts for Parents/Caregivers

Suicide Prevention Awareness for Parents/Caregivers (English) (NEW) Informative brochures that inform parents about preventing suicide and ways to identify risk factors.

Suicide Prevention Awareness for Parents/Caregivers (Spanish) (NEW) Informative brochures that inform parents about preventing suicide and ways to identify risk factors.

Self Injury Awareness for Parents/Caregivers (English) (New) Procedures for Parents when encountered with youth who self-injure.
Self Injury Awareness for Parents/Caregivers (Spanish) (New) Procedures for Parents when encountered with youth who self-injure.

Know the Signs Filipino Brochure Eversion

Know the Signs Khmer Brochure Eversion

Know the Signs Korean Brochure Eversion

Know the Signs Lao Brochure Eversion

Know the Signs Vietnamese Brochure Eversion 

Know the Signs Mandarin Brochure Eversion 

Know the Signs Ad Korean 

Know the Signs Ad Chinese 

  

Handouts for Staff

Suicide Prevention for Staff (NEW) Procedures for teachers and school staff referring potentially suicidal students

Suicide Intervention in Secondary Schools An article for administrators from the National Association of Secondary School Principals.


Handouts for Students 

Student Gatekeepers Informs students about suicide and what they can do to help prevent it. 

 

Bulletin and Attachments

BUL-2637.2 Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention The purpose of this bulletin is to outline administrative procedures for intervening with suicidal and self-injurious students and to offer guidelines to school site crisis teams in the aftermath of a student death by suicide.

 

Attachment A1 – Suicide Intervention Protocol

Attachment A2 – Self-Injury Intervention Protocol

Attachment B - Suicide Risk Assessment Tool

Attachment C – Assessment Levels Action Plan

Attachment D1 – Safety Plan Recommendations

Attachment D2 – Student Safety Plan Template (English & Spanish)

Attachment D2 – Student Safety Plan Template (English)

Attachment E – Re-Entry Guidelines

Attachment F – Release Exchange of Information

Attachment G1 – Instructions for Completion of Summary of Relevant Information

Attachment G2 – Summary of Relevant Information

Attachment H – Return to School Info for Parent (English & Spanish)

Attachment H – Return to School Info for Parent (English)

Attachment I – Medical Clearance (English & Spanish)

Attachment I – Medical Clearance (English)

Attachment J1 – Completing RARD on iSTAR

Attachment J2 - RARD

Attachment K – Meeting Sign-In Sheet

Attachment L – Postvention Protocol

Attachment M – Suicide Prevention Awareness for Parent

Attachment N – Self Injury Awareness for Parent

Attachment O – Parent Letter Re Self-Injury

Attachment P – Resource Guide

 

Postvention Resource

Postvention Toolkit for Schools After a Suicide

 


 

 

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