Bringing awareness and training to the community

Suicide is a serious public health problem. Prevention specialists agree suicide can be prevented and its impact reduced in much the same way that deaths due to drunk driving, HIV/AIDS and drug abuse have been. Kids Under Twenty One follows former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher’s Awareness, Intervention and Methodology (AIM) approach to suicide prevention. In applying this public health model, it is very likely that death by suicide can be prevented. KUTO activities reach a cross-section of young people and caring adults. These efforts include awareness, prevention and intervention classroompresentations for middle and high school students; parent and teacher education; gatekeeper trainings and encouraging the community to adopt the public health approach to better recognize suicidal behaviors and prevent loss of life to suicide. Classroom or workshop presentations are flexible and easily customized to be age appropriate and best meet the needs of the audience.

Presentation topics include:

  • Stress and Coping Methods ~ recognizing stress triggers and ways to cope
  • Teen Depression ~ warning signals and how to help
  • Crisis Intervention ~ recognizing and managing a “crisis” situation
  • Adolescent Suicide ~ facts and fallacies, warning signs and intervention strategies
  • Field Training ~ gatekeeper and suicide prevention training for all ages
  • Prevention Materials ~ flyers, posters, Helpline cards, handouts
  • Referral for community service agencies and mental health care providers

To schedule a KUTO facilitated presentation, please send us an email.