What I Wish My Parents Knew: A Step-by-Step Guide to Implement a Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Parent Event
Source: Each Mind Matters
Resource Type: Template or Tool
Audience(s): Educators, Families, School Staff or Administrators
“Schools play an important role in suicide prevention. Aside from that fact that youth spend most of their day on the school campus, schools and districts can be a conduit for bringing the community together and engaging parents.
With this in mind, it is important to explore efforts to engage parents and the larger school community as partners in suicide prevention. One such effort that has shown strong potential is the What I Wish My Parents Knew event which originated from the community serviced by the Poway Unified School District in San Diego County. The following templates are provided to assist you in hosting What I Wish My Parents Knew events, which have proven to be a successful way to engage parents and the entire community around mental health and related topics.”