Online Training

First and foremost, CDOL hopes you, your family, and loved ones continue to remain resilient and healthy amidst the uncertainty of these trying times.

In recognition of the school closures and the inability to hold any in-person training sessions, we have a 4-part series as resource to help your team provide SPORT2 training for parents, guardians, and caretakers.

We are happy to share the SPORT2 Suicide Prevention & Awareness for Parent training video series. Each segment is approximately 15 minutes in length.

Part 1 of 4

In this first segment of the series, the screencast highlights how parents are very important in the prevention of suicide, some of the myths surrounding suicide and prevention, and the importance of talking to their children. In this segment, as with each of the segments, resources for support are provided at the end of the segment.

Part 2 of 4

In this segment, the video focuses on the importance of safe messaging, using terminology when talking about suicide that will not have a negative impact. Also, taking a closer look at examining some of the trends and statistics with regards to youth suicide in Los Angeles County, as well as across the nation. Moreover, examining some of the risk factors which may lead to an increased risk of suicide, as well as protective factors, which are those aspects of a person’s life that helps protect them from going down the road towards suicidal behaviors.

Part 3 of 4

In this segment of the series, this screencast examines other risk factors which may lead to a higher risk of suicide, as well as more protective factors that students cope with emotional distress thus helping protect them from going down the path towards suicide.

Part 4 of 4

In this final segment of the series, the video examines some of the precipitating events which may be seen as a spark that, when the underlying risk factors are present, may lead to a student going down the path towards a suicidal action. This segment also features warning signs (which are red flags that a child may be heading down that path), and what parents should do immediately if they become aware of those red flags.