[YSPNetwork] Release of RESPONSE
jillh at clearwire.net
Mon Apr 2 07:57:04 PDT 2007
RESPONSE, a comprehensive school-based suicide prevention program
developed by Looking Glass Youth and Family Services, has just been
released for general sales.
The program is based on best practices in the field of suicide prevention.
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) media committee recently
reviewed the video, Never Enough, and it is on the list of recommended
videos. The committee was enthusiastic in its praise for "Never Enough",
“Of particular note,” reviewers wrote, “was the way in which the young
hero had to use his intervention skills with the mother of a suicidal
friend.” To access the review, go to
For more information about the program, see the attached Overview or go
to the State of Oregon's webpage at
http://oregon.gov/DHS/ph/ipe/ysp/index.shtml to view video clips.
RESPONSE creates a dynamic protective environment in schools to identify
depressed or suicidal youth through educating parents, peers, teachers,
and staff for quick response. In preparation for the awareness
components, schools are required to send 2 school staff to an ASIST
training. These trained staff are then known as "suicide contacts" at
their schools and accept referrals for staff and students to keep the
student at risk safe until s/he reaches the next level of care.
An ASIST training is being offered in Eugene on May 14th and 15th from
For more information about RESPONSE or ASIST, please contact me at 607.7322.
Jill Hollingsworth, MA
Looking Glass Station 7
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