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)

  • Crisis Text Line: Text 741741

  • 24-hour Crisis Line: 1-866-427-4747 (24-hour King County Crisis Connections resource)

  • Teenlink: Call or text 1-866-TEENLINK (833-6546) (Evenings 6-9:30 pm, a help line for teens, by teens)

  • 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

  • Empower Youth Network

  • Safe Place

  • Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

  • Friends of Youth

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

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 Reponses Protocols and Teams District-Wide

Monitoring and Communicating through Social Media

Tips on how children can speak to their parents

Parent Resources


Preventing Youth Suicide - What Parents Want to Know (provided by University of Washington Forefront Suicide Prevention)

Resources for Parents (provided by University of Washington Forefront Suicide Prevention)

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.

Emergency Operations Plan
Emergency Operations Field Guide

Internet Safety Information and Links


Internet Safety information for parents, staff and students (from OSPI)
Social Networking, Digital Safety & Cyberbullying - A Tip Sheet for Parents (from OSPI)
Cyberbullying Information (from Common Sense Media)
Digital Citizen Curriculum (from Common Sense Media)

Riverview School District's Policy and Procedures Regarding Internet Usage

 

Electronic Resources - 2035
Electronic Resources Procedures - P2035-1


It takes a community to keep our kids safe and healthy!