In our first full year we provided CTI trainings to school districts, organizations, and state agencies across 7 different states. By the end of 2016 we will have 170 Certified SOS Trainers. Because of these trainers, we are able to magnify our impact, therefore exposing more young people to evidence-based universal suicide prevention, and training more adults on how to identify signs and symptoms of youth suicide. We provide the resources and support for Certified SOS Trainers to train others to implement the SOS Program with youth. If 100 of our trainers provide one trusted adult training and one implementer training, we have the potential to:
- Educate 8,000 more adults to identify warning signs and connect struggling youth to treatment
- Train 6,000 more adults to implement the SOS Program in their communities
- Provide 38,000 more youth with evidence-based suicide prevention education and screening
If you’re interested in hosting a CTI in your state or community, contact our Youth Programs team at Youth@MentalHealthScreening.org. For more information, visit https://mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/sos-signs-of-suicide/training.