One of the strategies of the Oregon Plan for Youth Suicide Prevention is to provide intervention skills training for youth, parents, teachers, counselors, doctors nurses and human service workers.
The objective is to establish a network of adults and youth in every community who can recognize and respond to youth exhibiting signs of suicide risk and can assist them in getting professional help.
- RESPONSE Program - A comprehensive high-school based youth suicide prevention program
- Oregon's Kognito program offers courses available for free to all educators and staff in the first 100 high schools in Oregon that sign up and have implemented the RESPONSE program. The courses are provided through the Oregon Public Health Division, with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.