Youth Workers: Utah Resources

Hope4Utah: Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention

Hope4Utah's section on suicide prevention lists resources and information on prevention, warning signs & triggers, protective factors, risk factors, suicide and bullying, talking to young children, high-risk populations, facts about suicide and mental disorders in adolescents, teachers and school personnel, students, and best practices.


Hope4Utah's section on suicide intervention lists resources and information on intervention, suicide crisis indicators, protective factors, risk factors, suicide and bullying, talking to young children, high risk populations, facts about suicide and mental disorders in adolescents, teachers and school personnel, students, and best practices.


Hope4Utah's section on suicide postvention lists resources and information on postvention, aftermath of death or suicide and school procedures, postvention preparations and actions, death on campus, recommendations for media, a sample media statement, a sample staff/parent meeting agenda, sample death notifications, talking points, helping children cope with suicide loss for teachers and parents, helping children cope with suicide loss for children and teens, and resources for grieving or traumatized children.

Preventing Child Abuse: An Online Course for Adults Working With Youth

This free online course from Prevent Child Abuse Utah teaches adults working with youth how to protect children from abuse, how to recognize signs that abuse is occurring and prevent it, how to receive abuse disclosures and who disclosures or concerns should be reported to. It only takes 30 minutes to protect the children in your life. Certificate of completion will only be issued to the registered course participant. Make the Promise to Protect.

Salt Lake County Youth Services

Salt Lake County Youth Service's range of services extend throughout the valley and include an office in Riverton, which is a Juvenile Receiving Center and offers substance abuse day treatment, and Afterschool Programs at Magna Elementary, Pleasant Green Elementary, Brockback Jr. High, Kearns Jr. High, Kennedy Jr. High, Matheson Jr. High and Cyprus High School. Youth Services now offers Milestone Transitional Living Program, which serves young adults aging or aged out of foster care or homeless that meet criteria for housing options, educational and employment opportunities.

Youth Workers: National Resources

1, 2, 3 Care: A Trauma-Sensitive Toolkit for Caregivers of Children

Created by the Spokane Regional Health District, the 1-2-3 Care Toolkit is intended to support caregivers on their journey towards trauma sensitivity. It is organized by topic, each offering a brief overview, specific tools that can be used with children, and where to find more information. Also included are handouts that can be used as teaching aids.

Building Community Building Hope: 2016/2017 Prevention Resource Guide

Published in 2017 by the Child Welfare Information Gateway, Children's Bureau, and FRIENDS National Resource Center For Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention, this robust, 100+ page guide focuses on prevention in the family and community. The Resource Guide focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths and promote optimal child and youth development. Information about protective factors is augmented with tools and strategies that help providers integrate the factors into community programs and systems. Agencies, policymakers, advocates, service providers, and parents alike will find resources in this guide to help them promote these important elements within their families and communities.

Helping Traumatized Children Learn

A collaboration between Massachusetts Advocates for Children and Harvard Law School, traumasensitiveschools.org is published by the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI) and is a robust resource for educators, parents, and anyone working with youth.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: For Youth

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's resource page specifically targeted toward suicide prevention in youth. Includes sections on "how to take care of yourself" and "how to help."

A Teen's Guide to Safety Planning

Loveisrespect advocates are trained on issues related to dating abuse and healthy relationships, as well as crisis intervention. This means that when you contact a loveisrespect advocate, they will listen to your situation, assess how you’re feeling in the moment, and help you figure out the next best steps for you. You might brainstorm a safety plan together, or the advocate may be able to find some local resources for you, whether it’s a counselor, support group, legal service or whatever you might need.


CALL 1-866-331-9474 (1-866-331-8453 TTY for Deaf/hard of hearing individuals) 

CHAT Start a live chat by visiting loveisrespect.org 

TEXT Text* “loveis” to 22522 Message & Data Rates apply on text for help services.

Youth Workers: Secondary Traumatic Stress

Secondary Traumatic Stress

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network's (NCTSN) introductory page on secondary traumatic stress has sections on understanding who is at risk, strategies for prevention and intervention, strategies to build resiliency and address secondary traumatic stress, worker resiliency in trauma-informed systems, and NCTSN resources on secondary traumatic stress.


Highlighted resources for youth workers:

  • Secondary Traumatic Stress (2012): Addresses the complex impact of secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This webinar series offers prevention and intervention strategies for various levels within an organization and is intended for frontline workers, administrators, disaster response workers, mental health providers, child welfare workers, supervisors, teachers, and a general audience.
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress ... What is it? (2012): Discusses child welfare caseworkers' response to Charles Figley's definition of Secondary Traumatic Stress, outlines assessing for Secondary Traumatic Stress through instruments and self-examination, and discusses strategies for coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress at the supervisor and worker level.

Youth Workers: Mobile Apps

Mobile App: KnowBullying

KnowBullying, a mobile app created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) empowers parents, caregivers, and educators with the tools they need to start the conversation with their children about bullying. KnowBullying describes strategies to prevent bullying and explains how to recognize warning signs that a child is bullying, witnessing bullying, or being bullied. 


Download on:

Google Play

iTunes / App Store

Mobile App: SafeUT Crisis Text and Tip Line

The SafeUT Crisis Text and Tip Line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through texting and a confidential tip program—right from your smartphone.


Licensed clinicians in our 24/7 CrisisLine call center respond to all incoming chats, texts, and calls by providing:

  • supportive or crisis counseling,
  • suicide prevention,
  • and referral services.

We can help anyone with emotional crises, bullying, relationship problems, mental health, or suicide related issues.


Download on:

Google Play

iTunes / App Store

Infographics from Echo Parenting

Echo Behavior Trauma-Informed Flowchart

DOs and DONTs of a Trauma-Informed Classroom

Infographics from SAMHSA/NCTSI: Understanding Child Trauma

Understanding Child Trauma

Recognize the signs of child traumatic stress with this three-page, informative infographic developed by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI). Also available in Spanish.

Understanding Child Trauma: More than You Think

Recognize the signs of child traumatic stress with this one-page, informative infographic developed by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI).

Understanding Child Trauma: Recognize the Signs

Recognize the signs of child traumatic stress with this informative infographic developed by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI).

Understanding Child Trauma: There is Hope

Recognize the signs of child traumatic stress with this informative infographic developed by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI).

Film Trailer: Paper Tigers

Courtesy of KPJR Films


Paper Tigers is available for purchase for personal use on many platforms, including Amazon.


For information on screening Paper Tigers in Utah, contact Utah's Trauma Resiliency Collaborative.

Film Trailer: Resilience

Courtesy of KPJR Films


For information on screening Resilience in Utah, contact Utah's Trauma Resiliency Collaborative.

Please note:

While every effort has been made to ensure resources shared are safe and reputable, no resource is endorsed or guaranteed by Utah's Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative or its members.  No resource listed is in an any way a substitute for obtaining professional help.

  

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