• QPR Community Site
    Question. Persuade. Refer (QPR) Online Suicide Prevention Training is a self-paced module provided free to the public by UK HealthCare’s Healthy Kentucky Initiative. Training takes about an hour to complete and teaches common myths about suicide, how to recognize the early signs of suicide, how to actively ask and respond to a person in crisis, where to refer someone for the appropriate resources, and more.
  • Warning Signs and Symptoms:
    Describes how to tell if a child or adolescent is showing signs of a mental health disorder and how to get help.
  • Is this just a stage?
    Presents the difference between typical development and a mood disorder.
  • Teen Mental Health:
    How to Know When Your Child Needs Help: Another resource that describes how to tell if an adolescent needs mental health support.
  • Teen Mental Health:
    MedlinePlus offers resources about adolescent mental health.
  • Classroom WISE:
    Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators: This site includes an extensive video library illustrating best practices for support child and adolescent mental health in schools. It was developed by The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network partnered with the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH).
  • Navigating a Mental Health Crisis:
    A detailed guide on what constitutes a mental health crisis, what to do in a crisis, and what to expect. It also provides links to other resources available through the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health:
    The National Institute of Mental Health offers information on warning signs and resources for youth mental health.
  • Data and Statistics on Children's Mental Health:
    A Centers for Disease Control report outlining data and statistics about mental disorders in US children.
  • Mental Health Resources for Adolescents and Young Adults:
    Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) gathers mental health resources in one location.
  • Self-harm:
    Self-harm refers to an individual purposefully hurting themselves. It often begins in teen or early adult years. MedlinePlus provides resources to learn more about self-harm.
  • Best Practices for Trauma-Informed Instruction:
    a research brief that outlines recommendations for trauma-informed instruction based on literature reporting on the efficacy of various practices.
  • Trauma-Informed Teaching Strategies:
    a list of recommendations for teaching children and adolescents who have experienced trauma.
  • Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Traumatic Events:
    a summary by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on how children and adolescents respond to trauma and what can be done to help.
  • Deescalation Exercise for Students:
    a description of a de-escalation process that should take around 5 minutes and can be done in the classroom.
  • The National Traumatic Child Network:
    a national organization that provides information and resources relating to childhood trauma. This is a great place to go for best practices and links to other resources.
  • Slow the Climb:
    strategies educators can use to disrupt a student’s escalation into loss of emotional and behavioral control.
  • IRISCenter: Deescalation:
    a training module for educators on working with students with challenging behaviors, including more information on the escalation/de-escalation cycle and how to disrupt escalation into crisis.
  • Deescalating adolescents with Autism:
    a guide for deescalating a child or adolescent with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), whose fight/flight response may react to different triggers than a typically developing child.
  • What to do after a student suicide:
    This is the 2nd edition of a comprehensive toolkit for schools on how to respond to a student suicide. It is published by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.