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Suicide Prevention and Training


Each school district requires all school faculty and staff, including contracted personnel, to receive at least 2 hours of training in suicide awareness and prevention annually. Such training may include, but not be limited to, youth suicide risk factors, warning signs, protective factors, response procedures, referrals, post-intervention, and resources available within the school and community.   

This webpage includes information pertaining to the training requirements for Senate Bill 282 : Suicide Prevention Education. With the understanding that sensitive material will be covered, this 3-Step training is designed to be completed at your own pace. Please feel free to take breaks from the training as needed. Completion of all 3 steps will fulfill the required 2 hours of suicide prevention training.


Step 1:
  • Option 1: Please register here to access training and certificate: Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
    (note: glitches sometimes occur in Google Chrome)
  • Please complete:
    Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention:  Act on FACTS (60 minute) national version​
  • Option 2:
**125 slots from Carroll County Coalition for Public Health**

Step 2:
Upload your certificate to: My Learning Plan
You may then enter under "REQUIRED TRAININGS: All Staff- Suicide Prevention" as you do for anti-harassment and anti-bullying


Step 3:








                  SENATE BILL 282:


If you have any questions please contact Anika Hastings  GWRSD Suicide Prevention Coordinator at