Jared's Keepers Foundation is proud to share their evidence-based approach to combatting youth / teen self-harming and suicide at the 2023 International Crisis Intervention Team Conference.
We are proud that our strategy, guided by teens across the country since 2014, has been supported by the recently released Strategies and Approaches to Prevent Suicide guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Surgeon General reports released in early 2021. Jared's Keepers listens and responds based on immediate needs of our teen community. This is what sets us apart. We are a PREVENTION foundation not just an awareness foundation.
This plan was developed for a school district in Illinois following the suicide of two students in a 90 day span. The students spoke up, took action, and helped a district navigate difficult waters. We were proud to help the students organize their thoughts and needs into this proposal that is now policy at their school. You will notice it allows for the combining of this part with the Crisis Intervention Plan that should be established at all schools that work with local law enforcement, EMS, and Fire.
Surgeon General's Call to Action To Implement The national Strategy for Suicide Prevention plan was released in January 2021. The information within this CTA supports the strategies Jared's Keepers Foundation, Inc has been using since 2014. We are proud to be ahead of the research that supports the life saving approach to suicide we use. We are a strong believer in listening to our stakeholder. Our stakeholders are the teens. Who better to tell us what they need than them? Strategies and techniques must be constantly updated and changing with our teens.
It was an honor to receive the award from the Illinois Principals Association for our work in schools.
Award recipients of 2016
Recipients of various awards at the annual Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Luncheon
Kelsey Neeley - Director of Student Outreach receives the I C Hope Award
Recognition of Director of Student Outreach, Kelsey Neeley, for her dedication to reducing teen suicide in Tennessee.
We are a nonprofit organization focused on teen suicide prevention by breaking down stigma barriers, education, support and empowerment. Our tireless volunteers organize fundraisers, community events, and in-depth training sessions for professionals in the education field, emergency responders, and communities at large. We train youth with life saving skills and to be peer support.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
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