Wa-Hi students paint the school’s spirit rock to promote hope & positive relationships in support of the Sources of Strength Suicide Prevention program.
Walla Walla Public Schools continues to work with staff, parents and community partners to prevent suicide. The district has launched initiatives, held conversations, developed supports, and organized trainings to help prevent these tragedies. Examples of the prevention program include: The Sources of Strength Program, Cheri Lovre training, Mark Lee’s Youth Suicide Prevention Program, and involvement in the community-based WW Suicide Prevention Workgroup. In addition, a comprehensive website has been developed to serve as a resource to faculty, students, and parents. http://www.wwps.org/programs/suicide-prevention
Special thanks to W2 for Drug Free Youth, especially Peggy Needham, for helping secure the training and its continuing support with supplies and oversight. Walla Walla High School and Lincoln High School staff and students will receive additional training in October.