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SUICIDE PREVENTION/PREVENCION DEL SUICIDIO

If you or someone you know are suicidal,

call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at

(800) 273-8255 or text START to 741741

 

Si usted o alguien que conoce tiene tendencias de suicidio,

llame a la Red Nacional de Prevencion del Suicido al (888) 628-9454 o mande un text con la palabra START al numero 741741

 

 

**** If you or someone you know is in a life threatening situation, 

please call 911 immediately****

 

****Si usted o alguien que conoce se encuentra en una situaction que amenaza su vida, por favor llame al 911 inmediatamente****

 

 
 
 
*DESPLACESE HACIA ABAJO PARA LEER ESTA INFORMACION EN ESPANOL*
 
 
SPORT2 Suicide Prevention & Awareness for Parents

Whittier Union High School District has made it a goal to share information with regards to suicide prevention, awareness of warning signs, increasing resiliency, and training key people in the process. Most importantly, training you, the parents, guardians, or caregivers. You are a crucial part of this project and process.

 

When schools closed to students and staff due to COVID-19, many parts of our school community were affected, such as our planned training events. However, the Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL) division of the LA County Office of Education (LACOE) recently developed and released a set of screencasts for online parent training. This training is focused on suicide prevention, awareness of warning signs, and increasing resiliency.

 

It is important to note; each segment is not meant to be a stand-alone segment, which means that we ask you ultimately to watch each of them in order and its entirety. By design, each segment is no longer than 15 minutes because you may not have an opportunity to view content like this for an extended period of time.

 

As you watch these, if you become concerned about your child, please contact your child's guidance counselor or school psychologist (for students with an IEP).  Please also be aware that additional resources are provided at the end of each segment.   Feel free to share the episode links with others, because the more people who have this important knowledge, the better!  Please remember that you can help prevent suicide.

 

 

Episode 1

In this first segment of the series, the screencast highlights how parents are very important in the prevention of suicide, some of the myths surrounding suicide and prevention, and the importance of talking to their children.  In this segment, as with each of the segments, resources for support are provided at the end of the segment. 

Episode 2

In this segment, the video focuses on the importance of safe messaging, using terminology when talking about suicide that will not have a negative impact.  Also, taking a closer look at examining some of the trends and statistics with regards to youth suicide in Los Angeles County, as well as across the nation.  Moreover, examining some of the risk factors which may lead to an increased risk of suicide, as well as protective factors, which are those aspects of a person’s life that helps protect them from going down the road towards suicidal behaviors.

Episode 3

In this segment of the series, this screencast examines other risk factors which may lead to a higher risk of suicide, as well as more protective factors that students cope with emotional distress thus helping protect them from going down the path towards suicide.

Episode 4

In this final segment of the series, the video examines some of the precipitating events which may be seen as a spark that, when the underlying risk factors are present, may lead to a student going down the path towards a suicidal action.  This segment also features warning signs (which are red flags that a child may be heading down that path), and what parents should do immediately if they become aware of those red flags. 

One of the more difficult challenges of parenting is realizing that you don’t always know what your children are thinking and feeling. You may be aware that suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescence, but you can’t imagine your child might become one of those statistics. When do the normal ups and downs of adolescence become something to worry about? How can you know if suicide is a risk for your family? And if you are worried about it, what can you do?

 

The first step is to learn about the factors that can put a teen at risk for suicide. There are lots of sites that list risk factors; spend some time reading them—the more you know, the better you’ll be prepared for understanding what can put your child at risk. The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is a wonderful website with guidance for parents on numerous aspects related to suicide.

 

SPORT2 Prevencion y Concientizacion sobre el Suicidio para Padres
 

El Distrito de Escuelas Preparatorias de Whittier Union  se ha propuesto compartir informacion con respecto a la prevencion del suicidio, el conocimiento de la senales de advertencia, el aumento de la resiliencia y la capacitacion de personas clave en el proceso.  Lo mas importante es capacitarlo a usted, a los padres, tutores o cuidadores.  Eres una parte crucial de este proyecto y proceso.  

Cuando las escuelas cerraron para los estudiantes y el personal debido a COVID-19, muchas partes de nuestra comunidad escolar se vieron afectados, como nuestros eventos de capacitacion planificados.  Sin embargo,la division del Centro de Aprendizaje a Distancia y en Linea (CDOL) y la Oficina de Educacion del Condado de Los Angeles (LACOE) desarrollo y lanzo recientemente una pagina con informacion pertenente a la prevencion del suicidio.

Mientras lee la informacion, si le preocupa su adolescente, comuniquese con el consejero escolar o el psicologo escolar de su hijo/hija (para estudiantes con un IEP).  Tambien tenga en cuenta que se proporcionan recursos adicionales.   Sientete libre de compartir los enlances de esta informacion con otros, porque cuanta mas personas tengan este importante conocimiento, mejor!  Recuerde que usted puede ayudar a prevenir el suicidio.  

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Uno de los desafíos más difíciles de la crianza de los hijos es darse cuenta de que no siempre se sabe lo que piensan y sienten sus hijos. Puede que sepa que el suicidio es la tercera causa principal de muerte en la adolescencia, pero no puede imaginar que su hijo se convierta en una de esas estadísticas.  ¿Cuándo los desafios normales de la adolescencia se convierten en algo de qué preocuparse? ¿Cómo puede saber si el suicidio es un riesgo para su familia? Y si le preocupa, ¿qué puede hacer?
 
El primer paso es conocer los factores que pueden poner a un adolescente en riesgo de suicidio. Hay muchos sitios que enumeran factores de riesgo; Dedique algún tiempo a leerlos: cuanto más sepa, mejor estará preparado para comprender qué puede poner en riesgo a su hijo. La Sociedad para la Prevención del Suicidio en Adolescentes es un sitio web maravilloso con orientación para los padres sobre numerosos aspectos relacionados con el suicidio.
 
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