1. Hope Squad: School-Based Peer Advocate Program To Prevent Suicide

    Hope Squad® is a school-based peer support program that empowers selected students to take action to improve the school environment. Hope Squad members are trained to recognize if they or their peers are at risk for suicide as well as how to encourage peers to seek help from a trusted...
  2. Familias Unidas: Parent-Centered Prevention of Risky Behaviors Among Hispanic Youth

    Familias Unidas™ Preventive Intervention is a multilevel family-based intervention designed to prevent problem behaviors in Hispanic adolescents. The program engages Hispanic immigrant parents in an empowerment process in which they first build a strong parent-support network and then use the network to increase knowledge of culturally relevant parenting, strengthen parenting...
  3. After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

    This toolkit is designed to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in the school community. Developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), in consultation with a diverse group of national experts, including school-based personnel, clinicians, researchers,...
  4. EMPATHY: Program Designed To Promote Mental Health Skills in Youth

    A University of Alberta pilot program designed to promote mental health skills in youth significantly lessened cases of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. The EMPATHY (Empowering a Multimodal Pathway Towards Health Youth) program, which ran in Red Deer public schools from 2013 to 2015, was offered to more than 6,000...
  5. Empowering Communities to Address Health Disparities: Practical Steps to Take at the Local Level

    This webinar presents ways to enhance community capacity and readiness to engage in activities aimed at identifying and addressing behavioral health disparities. It also offers strategies for improving local-level assessment practices and practical approaches for evaluating community-based interventions aimed at reducing these disparities. Population of focus: Communities Link to resource:...
  6. Peer Specialist Training and Certification

    Via Hope operates the only statewide training and certification program for peer specialists in Texas, that is recognized by the Department of State Health Services. The original curriculum was developed by the Appalachian Consulting Group (ACG), the leading provider of peer specialist training in the United States. The curriculum has...
  7. Scrambled Heads: A Children’s Guide to Mental Health

    Scrambled Heads is children’s book about mental health. The book can support children who are suffering with their mental health, but also their siblings, family, friends, classmates and also children of parents who are suffering with poor mental health. The book is easy to understand and explains mental health in...