Networks for LIFE:

An Educator's Role in Youth Suicide Prevention

What School Personnel Need to Know

The purpose of this training is to:


  • Increase knowledge, awareness, and skills in identifying students at risk of suicide;
  • Learn how to assist students in need of help; and
  • Discuss the school and staff roles in youth suicide prevention, intervention, and post-intervention.


Content Includes:


  • Policies and procedures;
  • Skills for identifying, exploring, and intervening in signs of suicidal thinking;
  • Communication with students' families about depression and suicide;
  • Laws and ethics around confidentiality and reporting; and
  • How to support other youth after a suicide loss.

Training Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Training Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: North Central Educational Service District

430 Olds Station Road, Wenatchee, WA

Training Cost: $60/person

For More Information Contact: Mike Lynch at mikel@ncesd.org or (509) 665-2627


This Training was designed by the Youth Suicide Prevention Program

Training Sponsored by North Central Educational Service District

This course meets the requirement for a continuing certificate or the professional certificate (WAC 181-79A-221) for School Counselors, Psychologists, Nurses, and Social Workers.



School Counselors, School Psychologists


WAC 181-79A-221(3): Beginning with certificates first issued after July 1, 2015, continuing and/or professional certificates for school counselors and school psychologists include a requirement for suicide prevention training per RCW 28A.410.226.



WAC 181-79A-221(2)(g)

After July 1, 2015, professional certificates for school counselors or psychologists, in addition to the requirements in this chapter, must attend training in suicide prevention as per RCW 28A.410.226 for renewal of their certificate.



School Nurses, School Social Workers

WAC 181-79A-221(6): Beginning with continuing certificates first issued after July 1, 2015, continuing certificates for school nurses and school social workers include a requirement for suicide prevention training per RCW 28A.410.226 and again every five years after receiving the continuing

Certificate