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Act 71 Suicide Awareness & Prevention Online Training 

Online interactive training program for educators and school staff. Designed in a series of 8 courses, it addresses the critical but limited responsibilities of educators in the process of identification and referral of potentially suicidal youth. It focuses on the practical realities and challenges inherent in the school setting through a variety of training formats that include lecture, question and answer, and role plays. This training is available free of charge. Upon completion of this accredited 4-hour activity you will receive a certificate of completion. In PA, the four hours of training may be recognized as professional development or fulfill legislative requirements.

Upon registering, you will receive an account confirmation email.  Select Suicide Prevention for Educators. 

Please note – all courses must be completed to receive a certificate.  There is a pre-course quiz and a post-course quiz for each of the 8 courses.   You must watch the video before taking the post-course quiz.  You can pause or restart the video but cannot move back or fast forward.  The pre and post evaluation questionnaires are voluntary but if you choose to not take the quiz, you must make that selection.


  • COURSE 1 – Suicide Prevention 101 and Debunking Myths
  • COURSE 2 – School-Related Epidemiology
  • COURSE 3 – Risk and Protective Factors
  • COURSE 4 – Warning Signs
  • COURSE 5 – Review of School District Policies and Procedures
  • COURSE 6 – How Educators Can Respond to Youth about Whom They are Concerned
  • COURSE 7 – Safe Messaging
  • COURSE 8 – Postvention

Send a copy of your printed certificate to the Assistant Superintendent’s Office.

How We’re Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

School during COVID was challenging, and we worked hard to ensure our schools were both safe and open. The link to the right accesses our Health and Safety Plan, which describes what measures we are taking regarding COVID.