Currently implemented in Donnelly, McCall, and Meadows Valley
What is Hope Squad?
Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. Hope Squad members are nominated by their classmates as trustworthy peers and trained by advisors. The program reduces youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention.
Reduce youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention.
A Hope Squad in every school.
HOPE SQUAD AROUND THE WORLD
States & Canada, Ghana Africa, and South Korea
Hope Squad Members
Students Reffered for Help
HOPE Squad Helps
Nationally known for our ability to connect students with each other and to mental health resources, Hope Squad has a process that works on all levels for youth suicide prevention.
School suicide prevention involves educating the school community and increasing mental health, connectedness, and resilience.
Intervention involves recognizing when someone is at risk for suicide and referring the person to mental health resources.
Postvention involves helping those affected by a suicide cope with the loss and reducing the risk of further suicides.
Funding for this project was made possible in part, by GA1RH39585 from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not reflect the official policies of CDH or HRSA, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Idaho West Central Mountains Youth Advocacy Coalition [September 1st, 2020].