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September 28, 2016 - Posted in Education by Ken DeBerry
Students working to stop bullying

Carolina Classrooms is ETV's monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. Each program focuses on key educational topics and initiatives in our state.  Watch Full Episodes

Bullying and Suicide Prevention

This program will focus on bullying and suicide prevention as we look at how social issues affect student health and the learning process. In addition, we’ll talk about what resources are available to help. Guests include Alex Karydi, Ph.D., Program Director, SC Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative, and Jan Urbanski, Ed.D., Director of Safe and Humane Schools, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University.  Also, ETV cameras visit Beaufort High School to talk with LaRaine Fess, Director of their play, and several students involved about their anti-bully play “See Something, Say Something.” Aired September 28, 2016

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The topics discussed are not new, but there is hope and there are resources available designed to help students, parents and teachers.

If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.



Preventing Bullying Through Science Policy and Practice  A new consensus report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem. The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with the care of children.

Clemson University website for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) provides information from various government agencies on what bullying iswhat cyberbullying iswho is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying

PBS Learning Media resources on bullying.

ETV Teacher Recertification Course Safe Schools: Bullying and Cyber Safety (one course for elementary level and one for middle/high level). For more information, contact ETV Education -

Suicide Prevention

Sites for Youth

Reach Out
A website for youth, by youth, with information on how to help yourself or a friend who is thinking about suicide. This site allows youth to share their own stories about overcoming depression and suicide in an online, supportive environment.

We Can Help US
A collection of videos made by real teens who have gone through a variety of different challenges and overcome them. Also allows other youth to share their stories in a supportive environment.

The Trevor Project
A website dedicated to helping LGBTQ youth dealing with depression, anxiety, and suicide. Also operates a 24-hour crisis hotline, 1-866-4-U-TREVOR.

The Jed Foundation
A resource for college students containing information about depression and anxiety among college students, and information about how to get help at school.

Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP)
Mission is to reduce youth suicide attempts and deaths in Washington State.

Sites for Parents

Association for Behavioral Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
Offers information for parents about childhood mental health issues and advice on finding the best treatment for you and your family.

A campaign to promote the safe storage of firearms. Offers advice on how to safely store firearms and prevent teen firearm suicide.

ASK Campaign
A website dedicated to gun safety. This site provides information about firearm deaths and tips for preventing children from gun violence.

How to Talk to a Child about a Suicide Attempt in Your Family
A resource from the Rocky Mountain MIRECC (Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center) and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Materials for Parents

A Parent's Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Your Child (pdf, 2MB)

Sites for Survivors

Survivors of Suicide
Provides support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Contains information about dealing with grief, personal stories of those who have lost loved ones to suicide, and a directory of national Survivors of Suicide support groups.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Information about dealing with grief, an online support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, and information about getting involved in suicide prevention projects.

Provides information about national suicide prevention efforts and information on how to get involved in suicide-prevention campaigns.

Passing Reflections
Writing and poetry focused on experiencing and surviving traumatic loss.



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