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.
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).
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.