Professional Development Videos Provide Suicide Prevention Training

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A Series of Newly Released Professional Development Videos by School Improvement Network Provide Much Needed Suicide Prevention Training for Teachers

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The purpose of this conference and the professional development video is to raise awareness that suicide is a community and public health issue, and that suicide prevention is possible.

Professional development company School Improvement Network announced this week the release of a new series of professional development videos for teachers, created from video footage of the Prevent Suicide Hawai’i conference.

The professional development video program will help educators identify warning signs of suicide before it occurs, outline available resources for help, and develop an increased understanding of those who survive suicide attempts or who suffer a loss as a result of suicide.

Suicide prevention is possible—it starts with meaningful conversation and continues with conferences such as Prevent Suicide Hawaii, to raise awareness.

The Prevent Suicide Hawai’i conference is a public partnership working in conjunction with the 13th Annual AFSP National "Survivors of Suicide Day." The purpose of this conference and the professional development video is to raise awareness that suicide is a community and public health issue, and that suicide prevention is possible. Fostering collaborative partnerships between agencies and local groups is a direct benefit of having survivors of suicide meet.

“The tragedy of suicide is all too common, especially among young people,” says Chet Linton, CEO of School Improvement Network. “We share the goals of Prevent Suicide Hawai’i, and are excited to make professional development videos of the conference available to the entire PD 360 community—hundreds of thousands of educators all over the world.”

To learn more about how to help your students become more successful and productive, sign up for a free 30-day trial of PD 360, School Improvement Network’s premier professional development platform.

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based, online professional development videos anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, online professional development platform PD 360, Observation 360, the Learning 360 Framework, Equity 360, and Common Core 360 (a Common Core implementation tool). School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics (like classroom management), feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice in their professional development videos. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at

About PD 360
PD 360 is an educational tool that has grown to become the world's first and largest online professional development video platform. PD 360 answers the professional development issues for each teacher in any district—poor or affluent, rural or urban. Online professional development videos with PD 360 gives educators the most online tools in the industry including 2,000+ PD videos, 120 experts, 117 topics, with new content added every month and an 822,000-member online professional learning community (PLC). Learn more at

School Improvement Network, PD 360, Common Core 360 and their respective logos are trademarks of the School Improvement Network. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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