At-Risk for High School Educators is a research-proven online, interactive gatekeeper training simulation designed to prepare high school teachers and staff to: (1) recognize when a student is exhibiting signs of psychological distress, and (2) manage a conversation with the student with the goal of connecting them with the appropriate school support service.
was developed with input from leading mental health and education
experts. It has been adopted for use by over 120,000 teachers in the
U.S. It is listed in SPRC/AFSP Best Practices Registry for Suicide
Prevention Programs and is under review by SAMSHA to be designated as an
In the 1-hour online training, users
enter a virtual environment, assume the role of an educator and engage
in conversations with three emotionally responsive student avatars that
exhibit signs of psychological distress. The avatars react to users'
decisions in the conversation, effectively replicating real-life
interactions. The training can be taken in more than one sitting and
includes a certificate of completion.
Livingworks Education, Inc.
provides training and support for the Applied Suicide Intervention
Skills Training (ASIST) program, a suicide gatekeeping program.
Livingworks also offers shorter presentations on suicide awareness and