SI Protocol: School Staff

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Posted August 2019

Welcome! This course is designed specifically for Grades K-12 school staff to provide an overview of the Suicidal Ideation Protocol as it relates to being the First Point of Contact. The course also covers an overview of student follow-up and re-entry into the school after they receive treatment.

This course is designed for you to learn at your own pace to:

  1. Understand the purpose of the SI Protocol in relation to your role.
  2. Explain the components of this Protocol in relation to your role.

If you require more information after completing this course, please contact your school administrator or department lead.

To receive a Certificate of Completion ALL course lessons, handouts, and the evaluation within the course must be completed.



  • Introduction (2 min)
  • Protocol Overview (5 min)
  • Section 1: First Response (5 min)
  • Appendix D: Guide for Speaking with Students about Suicidal Ideation (5 min)
  • Follow-up & Re-entry Overview (5 min)


Audience: K-12 School Staff utilizing the SI Protocol, Point Person, Mental Health Professional, Administrator
Category: Special Projects
Est. Time: 20 minutes
Learning Level: Introduction


This series of courses about the School-Based Suicidal Ideation Response Protocol (SI Protocol) is NOT suicide prevention training. These courses are designed to assist school personnel in the implementation of the SI Protocol.

This course addresses sensitive topic matter related to suicidal ideation.