The FunWatch an introductory video made by a student body president and Hope Squad member.
The FactsWatch a video about the Facts behind Hope Squad with Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall and a Hope Squad leader.
The Hope Squad program provides technical support to schools and districts after a suicide. This includes a comprehensive approach with:
- A review of all suicide prevention, intervention and postvention policies and procedures
- Survey to all administrators about their experiences with any previous suicide
- Interviews with school administrators
- Data analysis of material
Training is provided for schools, community and mental health organizations. Dr. Hudnall has trained over 50,000 adults and students in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
Dr. Hudnall has presented at over 100 conferences across the United States.
Dr. Hudnall is available to present at state and national conferences.
The Hope Squad organization has worked with over seventy cities across the United States in creating a “Community Partnership.”
The “Circles4hope” model is a community model that creates collaboration with schools, mental health agencies, faith based organizations, businesses and city leaders.
Hope Squad Implementation
The school based peer to peer suicide prevention program is now in over 400 schools across the United States and Canada. Over 10,000 4-12 grade students are being trained and supported to learn how to intervene with peers who are struggling with suicide ideation, being bullied or just lost in the system. Over 3,000 students have been referred for help and over 350 hospitalized.
SCHOOL BASED PEER TO PEER SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM
Download a quick one pager that will introduce you to the Hope Squad process from assessment, to training, community collaboration and Hope Squad implementation.
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Hope Squad is a school-based peer support program. Hope Squad members are students selected and trained to recognize if they or their peers are at risk for suicide and how to help.