More Than Sad – School-Based Suicide Prevention Workshop

Oct. 24, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

475 E Waterfront Dr
Homestead, PA 15120

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For questions about this event, contact Jennifer Sikora at [email protected].

Workshop Overview

Pennsylvania middle and high schools are now required by Act 71 to provide faculty and student training on the topic of suicide prevention. The largest piece of this training requirement is the 4‐hour faculty component for those working with grades 6-12. The Western PA chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) presents this free workshop to demonstrate to school trainers our school-focused suicide prevention content and best practices to meet these Act 71 requirements. We are pleased to offer this at no charge, to help our schools while supporting our organization’s goal to reduce the suicide rate in PA and in the U.S.

“More Than Sad” is AFSP’s school‐ready and evidence-based training specifically designed for teen‐level suicide prevention. More Than Sad has been used across middle and high schools in the U.S. for several years. Workshop attendees will gain a full how‐to demonstration on training faculty with the mixed‐media methodology, which fulfills about 3 hours of faculty training. AFSP representatives will also recommend additional content to meet the full 4‐hour training requirement, including the bullying-suicide connection and how to appropriately respond as a school should a suicide occur.

This workshop is not intended to train the entire faculty of any one school, but to give decision makers the opportunity to evaluate the program for their schools or school districts. Those attending this workshop should be the ones tasked with delivering training to their schools. A CEU credits application will also be provided.

Who should attend?

  • Only those involved with grades 6-12.
  • School psychologists and counselors
  • SAP leaders
  • School administrators
  • Any school leader responsible for faculty training


Event Information

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
  • 9 AM—12 PM    Registration & Breakfast: 8:30 AM
  • Hosted by Allegheny Intermediate Unit at McGuffey/Sullivan Rooms (475 E. Waterfront Dr., Homestead, PA 15120)
  • Cost to Attend: $0  (The event is made possible from fundraising at our Out of the Darkness Walks)
  • Attendees will receive AFSP’s “More Than Sad” complete faculty & student program also at no cost.


RSVP Required! Register online here:

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Sikora, AFSP’s Associate Area Director for Western PA, at [email protected] or 412-260-0789.

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