SOS Prevention Program

SOS Prevention Program
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During this challenging year, we have been teaching students about mental wellness and how to seek help if they are worried about themselves or a friend. To help us do this, we are using a program called Signs of Suicide, or SOS.

Thousands of schools have used SOS, and studies show that it effectively teaches students about depression and suicide while reducing the number of students’ self-reported suicide attempts. Through the program, students learn about the signs of depression and suicide, that it is treatable, and how to ACT if they are concerned: Acknowledge, Care and Tell a trusted adult. We also help students identify whom they can turn to at school for help.

Please join us as we share with families how we are using SOS in our schools. We are offering four separate sessions for parents and guardians: 6 to 7 p.m. on February 16, 18, 23 and 25. Pick a session from the drop-down box. After you register, we will send you a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Link to sign up:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/6694264808340866572

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On April 26-28, Plaza's teachers will lead the SOS lesson with students. Students will watch age-appropriate video clips and participate in a guided discussion about depression, suicide, and what to do if they are concerned about a friend. Following the video, students will complete an electronic response survey which asks whether they would like to talk to an adult about any concerns. School staff will conduct brief meetings with any student asking to talk.

We encourage you to visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent for information on warning signs for youth suicide, useful resources, and some of the key messages students will learn.

Please see the pdf attachment for more details and a refusal form if you wish for your student not to participate.

20-21 In-Person Parent Information and Opt Out Form SOS.FINAL.pdf