HOPE Squad members are NOT taught to act as counselors, but rather, are educated on how to recognize signs of suicide contemplation, and how to properly and respectfully report this to an adult. Once invited to be HOPE Squad members, students willing to go through the training must get a permission form signed by their parents. After completing their training, HOPE Squad members host a parents’ night where they teach their parents and family members about what it means to be a HOPE Squad member.
What is the SafeUT Tip Line?
The SafeUT Crisis Text and Tip Line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through texting and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone. We can help anyone with emotional crises, bullying, relationship problems, mental health, or suicide related issues.
SafeUT answers crisis calls, texts, and chats – about yourself or someone else – 24/7. These services are anonymous and confidential.
If you have a life threatening emergency dial 911 immediately.
If you or someone you know is suicidal call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 911 immediately.
HOPE Squads are the eyes and ears of your school. They are comprised of students who are trained to watch for at-risk students–provide friendship, identify warning signs, and seek help from adults.
Provides Prevention Lessons and Resources for a variety of issues facing students today.
Be kind, for everyone you know is fighting a great battle.
Greek Philosopher Philo of Alexandria
KnowBullying: Put the power to prevent bullying in your hand
The free KnowBullying App empowers parents, caregivers, and educators with the tools they need to start the conversation with their children about bullying. KnowBullying describes strategies to prevent bullying and explains how to recognize warning signs that a child is bullying, witnessing bullying, or being bullied. Includes a section for educators.
Parenting wired kids can be difficult, especially if you didn't grow up with the same technologies. There are many learning resources available on the Net Smartz website www.netsmartz.org