Culture of Caring

Child Abuse Prevention is Suicide Prevention

Did you know April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month? Learn how you can help children and families with the added stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center published a report about the relationship between child abuse and suicide. Please help spread the word!

A Culture of Caring: A Suicide Prevention Guide for Schools (K-12) was created as a resource for educators who want to know how to get started and what steps to take to create a suicide prevention plan that will work for their schools and districts. It is written from my perspective as a school principal and survivor of suicide loss, not an expert in psychology or counseling. I hope that any teacher, school counselor, psychologist, principal, or district administrator can pick up this book, flip to a chapter, and easily find helpful answers to the questions they are likely to have about what schools can do to prevent suicide.

Theodora Schiro