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Published on Jul 28, 2015
Presented by Elizabeth Perez, MPH, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has developed a suite of mobile applications (apps) to provide a spectrum of mental health support. KnowBullying, SAMHSA’s bullying prevention app, helps parents, caregivers, and educators have important conversations about bullying with children who are being bullied, witnessing bullying, or bullying others. Suicide Safe, SAMHSA’s suicide prevention app, helps health care providers address suicide risk and make referrals as needed to treatment and community resources. This webinar will provide an overview of the risk and impact of bullying and suicide in school-aged children, highlight the connection between these public health issues and the “whole child” concept, and discuss how SAMHSA’s mobile apps and other key resources can help school staff promote bullying prevention and suicide prevention in schools.
At the end of this webinar, learners will be able to: -Recognize the prevalence and impact of bullying and suicide on school-aged children and youth. -Understand how SAMHSA’s prevention-based mobile apps and the topics on which they focus apply to coordinated school health and address the whole child concept: Ensuring each child, in each school, in each community is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. -Be familiar with how to download and use SAMHSA’s apps, and know how to share these resources with peers and colleagues. -Learn how to access other helpful SAMHSA resources.