Signs of Suicide
- Ramona Griffin
The SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program was developed to reduce the incidence of suicide among adolescents. SOS is unique among suicide prevention programs as it incorporates two prominent suicide prevention strategies into a single program: the educational curriculum which aims to raise awareness of suicide and its related issues and a brief screening for depression and other risk factors associated with suicidal behavior.
The SOS Program is the only youth suicide prevention program that has demonstrated an improvement in students' knowledge and adaptive attitudes about suicide risk and depression as well as a reduction in actual suicide attempts. Listed on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices the SOS Program has shown a reduction in self-reported suicide attempts by 40-64% in randomized control studies (Aseltine et al. 2007 & Schilling et al. 2016).
Attendees from the education profession will earn a certificate that can be used for their renewal certification.
Mon, November 18 2019 8:30 AM - 11:30 AMNEWESD 101 Talbott Event Center - Panorama Room