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Do you wish you had a practical and easy to use tool to engage Transition-Age Youth (TAY) in making informed decisions about their health and well-being?
If so, the Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) is very excited to offer agencies and programs serving TAY in New York State an opportunity to join a learning community to field test a curriculum-based group intervention called Knowledge Empowers You (KEY). Members of the learning community will be able to contribute to the development of an innovative approach focused on TAY.

This informational webinar will provide more specific information about the KEY program, how to apply to the learning community, the requirements of participation, and what you can expect from participation. 

Suicide can touch anyone, anywhere, and at any time.
But it is not inevitable.
There is hope. 
Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention: Model Language, Commentary,
and Resources 

This document outlines model policies and best practices for school districts to follow to protect the health and safety of all students.

In 2017, suicide was the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10-19.1 It is critically important that school districts have policies and procedures in place to prevent, assess the risk of, intervene, and respond to youth suicidal behavior.

Did you know that under CFTSS,
family peer services are now available in the substance use disorder systems?

Click here to learn more about CRPA-Family.

In 2016, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) released a document entitled,

“Essential Elements of a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice System.”
Effective comprehensive school mental health systems contribute to improved student and school outcomes, including greater academic success, reduced exclusionary discipline practices, improved school climate and safety, and enhanced student social and emotional behavioral functioning.
Click here to read,
"Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems Guidance From the Field"