Montana Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training Act
Grant Resources from the University of Montana: Center for Children, Families, and Workforce Development. The Center wants to help Montana communities apply for grants. Their resources include a grant search filtered for relevance to Montana, with special emphasis on rural communities. They also offer a short training to help develop grant writing skills and are able to provide concrete assistance to schools and communities with the grant writing process.
School Safety Professional Development Grant for Montana school districts: Montana's Legislature passed HB 601 to provide funds to school districts to support school safety professional development. The OPI will administer school safety grant funds, and additional funds will be available for schools to apply for round two of funding in the spring of 2020. This grant also helps schools identify professional development activities that are available to schools free of charge.
National School Mental Health Curriculum Learn more about a new FREE curriculum for school mental health available in Montana from the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network.
PAX Good Behavior Game: Announcing this FABULOUS opportunity for pre-K through 5th grade classrooms across our state! The Addictive and Mental Disorders Division (AMDD) of DPHHS has been awarded 2.1 million dollars to enhance and increase efforts to mitigate the effects of opiate abuse in Montana. AMDD has chosen to direct these funds to prevention efforts and is offering schools, school districts and community coalitions throughout the State the opportunity to apply for extensive training and support services to implement the PAX Good Behavior Game(GBG) in pre-K to 5 classrooms in both public and private school settings. The PAX GBG is an evidence-based practice that has been widely shown to prevent substance abuse (as well as suicide and other maladaptive behaviors). For further information please contact Pam Ponich-Hunthausen.
Helping Parents by Dr. Scott Poland
National School Board Association Publication: Fostering Safer Schools
Treatment-Resistant Depression & the Neurobiology of Suicide: Watch Webinar here: http://fifthfreedom.org/l/yp
"Before the crisis" find resources at Montana 211
Description: The Montana Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training Act was passed by the Montana Legislature in 2015. The Act directs the Montana Office of Public Instruction to provide training and technical assistance to schools in Montana about youth suicide awareness and prevention training. House Bill 381 Training Guidance Document was designed to help your school community decide what kind of training fits with your current needs.
If you or someone you know are in crisis,
please call the Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 1-800-273-Talk (1-800-273-8255).
Or, use the Crisis Text Line, text MT to 741-741.
OPI Staff are here to help:
Tammy Lysons, SSAE Title IV-A Program Manager - 406.444.0829
Holly Mook, Coordinated School Health Unit Director - 406.444.0773
Tracy Moseman, Health Enhancement Safety Division Administrator - 406.444.3000