JCPS to Offer Suicide Prevention Training for Parents

Session to be livestreamed on JCPS website

Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) will offer suicide prevention training for parents next week, providing them with important resources and an opportunity to ask questions prior to students receiving the state mandatory suicide prevention training in school.  Community mental health partners will also be in attendance to offer resources and information.

The parent training will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2 in Stewart Auditorium, 3332 Newburg Road. Pre-registration is not required. For families unable to attend, the session will also be livestreamed on the JCPS website here.

“Parents are a vital partner in the education of suicide prevention for students of all ages,” said JCPS Counselor Specialist Michelle Sircy.  “When parents and the schools work together, we can ensure students understand the warning signs of suicide and know where they can go to get help for themselves or a loved one.”

According to the Kentucky Center for School Safety, an estimated 775,000 family members are impacted by the suicide attempt or death of a loved one each year.  

The training will last approximately 30 minutes, with the remainder of time allotted for a question-and-answer period.

Families interested in learning more about the training may contact Sircy at 485-6781.

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