Eugene, Oregon USA

Strengthening The Sources Of Strength

Bethel counselors and administrators take part in a refresher training on how to implement Sources of Strength at their schools.

In a continuing effort to prevent suicide, particularly among young people, another round of training has been provided on Sources of Strength.

Bethel administrators and counselors were among the adult advisors getting a refresher on SoS, an evidence-based program that utilizes friends and peers in the prevention of suicide.

The District adopted the program last year, bringing in national instructors to train middle and high school staff and high school students on the program.

Sources has since been introduced in all Bethel middle school grades. A curriculum is now being developed for the elementary level.

By increasing awareness, building skills, and openly addressing the issue of suicide, the district’s goal is to provide hope and strength for those who are facing personal challenges.

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