Suicide Prevention Education and Support
Youth suicide is a tragic loss which impacts the entire community. To help ensure all of our children stay safe and healthy, this important topic continues to be a focus of support and education in our schools. Our schools have engaged students in a variety of prevention activities in recent years, in partnership with experts from Washington's Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP), the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network (SVCN), and the Student Assistance Program (SAP) operated through Prevention Center at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
Crisis Lines and Suicide Prevention Resources:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (Staffed 24/7, for people struggling with suicidal thoughts) https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/#
- Crisis Text Line: Text 741741
- 24-hour Crisis Line: 1-866-427-4747 (24-hour King County Crisis Connections resource) https://www.crisisconnections.org
- Teenlink: Call or text 1-866-TEENLINK (833-6546) (Evenings 6-9:30 pm, a help line for teens, by teens) https://www.teenlink.org
- 911: Call or text, if the person you are concerned about is in immediate danger of killing themselves and/or refuses to stay safe with you.
- UW Forefront Suicide Prevention: http://www.intheforefront.org
- Empower Youth Network: https://empoweryouthnetwork.org/
- Safe Place: http://nationalsafeplace.org
- Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness: http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention
- Friends of Youth: http://www.friendsofyouth.org
- RAINN: Assists victims of sexual assault, through a hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) or via a live, anonymous, and confidential online chat with a trained support specialist. https://www.rainn.org/
- The Trevor Project: Assists LGBTQ youth, dealing with crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of support in a caring environment. Call 1-866-488-7386. There is also a confidential online chat, confidential text message system, or access to a private, secure, and monitored TrevorSpace social networking site. https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
The following list includes work taking place in our schools, and community:
- Riverview Resilient
- WEB - Where Everyone Belongs
- Link Leaders at Cedarcrest High School
- CEE (Center for Educational Effectiveness) Educational Effectiveness Survey
- Healthy Youth Survey
- Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS)
- Social Emotional Learning Curriculum
- Riverview Youth Council, in partnership with Snoqualmie Valley Community Network
- How To Help A Friend (Peer Mentoring)
- Riverview PTSA Community Resource Fair
- Emergency Reponse Protocols and Teams District-Wide
- Monitoring and Communicating through Social Media
- Tips on how children can speak to their parents: https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/talk-to-parents.html
Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources
- Click here to see a number of resources available to students and families, provided from our Riverview School District Nursing Team.
Comprehensive Student Safety Plan
The Board of Directors of the Riverview School District have made a commitment to maintain an environment that improves student safety. They have not only incorporated into the district's Strategic Plan but also have adopted no less than fifty separate Board Policies that reinforce that commitment.
Riverview School District's Comprehensive Student Safety Plan is a commitment to maintain an environment that improves student safety.
Internet Safety Information and Links
Riverview School District's Policy and Procedures Regarding Internet Usage
Electronic Resources - 2035
Electronic Resources Procedures - P2035-1