The Jason Foundation (JFI) is working to end the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational programs and services. JFI provides a range of programs for parents, youth and teachers/youth workers. Our goal is to equip people with the information, tools and resources to possibly recognize an at risk youth and know how to help. Some of the The Jason Foundation programs are listed below.
“A Promise for Tomorrow”
This curriculum unit is designed for students in grades 7-12. This study unit, “A Promise for Tomorrow”, provides students with suicide awareness and prevention information through peer support and appropriate response to peers in need. The program comes with lesson plans that can be presented in either a 3-day or 5-day unit based on a regular 50-minute period. It is flexible and can be implemented in a variety of school schedules with little difficulty. The program also provides teaching strategies, a DVD (“Choices”) to enhance lesson discussion, activities and a PowerPoint resource.
Staff Development Training Modules
The Jason Foundation, Inc. offers programs for educators, law enforcement personnel, health professionals and others who work closely with young people. There are multiple training modules available which discuss the staggering statistics associated with youth suicide, identify several signs of concern of possible suicidal ideation and explore resources to help a depressed or suicidal youth. These training modules are available on DVD or online.
Parent / Community Seminar
This program is designed specifically for parents and communities is a self-contained presentation conducted by Clark Flatt, Founder and President of The Jason Foundation and is based on his personal experiences following the suicide death of his 16-year old son, Jason. The program consists of statistical information about youth suicide, warning signs of suicidal ideation, risk factors, what a parent can do and resources for assistance. Everything needed to present this seminar is included in the DVD package, including a facilitator guide, talking points and questions for discussion.
The B1 Project is a collaborative effort between The Jason Foundation and Rascal Flatts. The purpose of the B1 Project is to give young people the information and resources to “Be Aware, Be Able, and Be Prepared” for their friends who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts. With the theme “Someone you know may need a friend – B1”, the program encourages young people to listen to their friends and be prepared to act should it be necessary. To learn more about the B1 Project, visit www.rascalflattsb1.com
For more information about our programs please visit us at www.jasonfoundation.com