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. Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement

    The “Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence” toolkit is designed to equip law enforcement professionals with trauma-informed, developmentally-appropriate tools to identify and minimize threats to child safety, foster closer engagement between law enforcement and youth, and maximize both officer safety and positive outcomes for children and families. The...
  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...