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School Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program
Who is the Suicide Prevention Specialist in Your School?

For school psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, and all others dedicated to or responsible for reducing the incidence of suicide and suicidal behaviors among today's school-age youth.

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Did you know that:
  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24?
  • One in 11 high school students made a suicide attempt in the last 12 months?
  • 86% of school psychologists surveyed reported that they had counseled a student who had threatened or attempted suicide?
  • 62% of school psychologists surveyed reported that they have had a student make a nonfatal suicide attempt at school?
And yet...

Only 22% of school psychologists surveyed believed that their graduate training sufficiently prepared them to adequately intervene with a suicidal youth or to contribute to school suicide postvention activities!

AAS's School Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program teaches:

  • best and evidence-based suicide prevention practices
  • warning signs for youth suicide
  • prevention and postvention principles
  • how to reintegrate a student after a suicide attempt
  • litigation outcomes
  • dealing with traumatic loss
  • risk factors for youth suicide
  • how to assess a youth at risk
  • how to deal with parents of a youth at risk
  • creating safety contracts for youth at risk
  • contagion, and much, much more.

Click here to apply online!
Print and Mail Application [PDF]

Continuing Education

  • Counselors
    American Association of Suicidology has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5607. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AAS is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

  • Psychologists
    The American Association of Suicidology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AAS maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
    APA Approved
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