Substance Use Prevention and Intervention in Schools – March 22, 2023

DC School Behavioral Health Community of Practice meeting on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm explored the best practices in substance use prevention and intervention. Our partners from DBH, OSSE and Children’s National Hospital will join us to talk about the school-based substance use programs, trainings and resources available in DC.

The meeting objectives are:

Yellow Ribbon: Elementary School Suicide Prevention Training

OSSE has partnered with the Light for Life Foundation to deliver suicide prevention staff training and student curriculum for elementary school. The “Be A Link! Community Gate Keeper Training” trains participants how to deliver intervention to school-based staff, parents/guardians and other adults on recognizing warning signs, risk factors and protective factors in youth, as well as how to initiate conversations about suicide and take appropriate supportive action.