IHE Suicide Prevention Online Course Modules

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Project Summary

The project provides an opportunity to integrate online modules into preparation courses for pre-service teachers, administrators, counselors, and school psychologists. Upon completion, students will be able to understand strategies of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention, and utilize resources of best practice in their schools and classrooms.

Modules Available

Suicide Prevention (4-hour) for

  • Pre-Service Teachers
  • Pre-Service Administrators
  • Pre-Service School Mental Health Professionals

Topic-Specific Modules (2-hour) in

  • Depression
  • Bullying
  • Cyberbullying
  • Working with LGBTQ Youths
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI)

Project Expectations

University Faculty

  • Integrate available modules into existing syllabi and courses
  • Provide timely request for module customization prior to the start of the quarter or semester
  • Conduct classroom discussions on module content
  • Establish clear expectations of the modules to the students
  • Review and apply faculty handbook for the modules
  • Track and facilitate student progress in Learning Management System

CDOL Project Team

  • Develop content for all course modules
  • Provide module customization for university faculty
  • Provide technical support for Learning Management System
  • Provide blended learning implementation support and recommendations
  • Provide face-to-face professional development on suicide prevention and related topics
  • Provide regular face-to-face and virtual support
  • Issue certificates to student upon module completion

Funded By

The Institution of Higher Education (IHE) Collaboration of the Suicide Prevention Online Course Modules Project is a joint effort between the Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL), and IHE. This project is supported by funds provided through Proposition 63, the Mental Health Service Act (MHSA).

For more information, contact:

Dotti Ysais
Project Director

The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association’s Regional K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative is administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. Prevention and Early Intervention programs implemented by CalMHSA are funded through the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63). Prop 63 provides the funding and framework needed to expand mental health services to previously underserved populations and all of California’s diverse communities.

Los Angeles County Youth Suicide Prevention Project