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Training & Education

Mental health and suicide prevention training for school personnel, providers, students and families.

For School Personnel

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)


This 1-hour session is focused on a 3-step approach to suicide prevention (question-persuade-refer).

For middle and high school staff

More than Sad


This 1-hour session helps to reduce stigma, increase teaching confidence, and encourage staff to make referrals to school behavioral health specialists.

For middle and high school staff

Disorders Not Bad Behaviors


A 1-hour workshop designed to identify behaviors that may indicate mental health disorders in students

For elementary school staff

For Parents & Caregivers

Family Readiness Kit


This kit was created by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a resource for families facing natural disasters.

For parents of all aged students

Disorders Not Bad Behaviors


A 1-hour workshop designed to identify behaviors that may indicate mental health disorders in students.

For parents of elementary aged students

Helping Parents Help Youth


This 1-hour workshop helps parents recognize and respond to emotional distress in their teenagers.

For parents of middle and high school students

For Students

Bouncing Back


This interactive classroom session discusses how to handle difficult feelings.

For kindergartners and 1st graders


Positive Minds


This interactive classroom session discusses how to handle difficult feelings.

For 6th-8th and 9th-12th graders

Strong Minds


This interactive classroom session discusses how to handle difficult feelings.

For 2nd and 3rd graders


ANSWER


This interactive classroom session discusses how to handle difficult feelings.

For 9th-12th graders

Growing Minds


This interactive classroom session discusses how to handle tough situations and difficult feelings.

For 4th and 5th graders

Teen Mental Health First Aid


This interactive classroom session discusses how to handle tough situations and difficult feelings.

For 9th-12th graders

Other Opportunities

Attachment Based Family Therapy


Attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) is a manualized, empirically supported family therapy model specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression. It is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model that aims to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective, secure-based parent–child relationship.

For professionals

PAX Tools


Pax Tools is a positive behavioral training that is to be used in homes by families, as well as in other community settings where caring adults are working with youth.

For people who would like to become a PAX Tools Facilitators

Youth Leaders in Kansas


Through YLINK, youth are becoming active leaders in their communities, connecting to others with similar purpose to strengthen their voice, being given opportunities to grow their leadership, and are empowered to create change throughout the state of Kansas. 

For youth interested in creating change