Forefront in the Schools

FOREFRONT IN THE SCHOOLS

UW Suicide Prevention is coming to Bothell High School - Students are the  experts of their own experience.  We cannot do this work without them!

Forefront in the Schools empowers entire school communities, including students, to play a key role in suicide prevention. FIS works to shift the culture of a school from limited, counselor-oriented services, to an integrated framework where everyone supports student wellbeing. We as a BHS community want to continue to collectively work to reduce stigma around mental health and suicide.  This shift relies on a model where youth are truly working in partnership with adults as part of the solution.  Utilizing their voice helps keep our communities honest, connected and effective in supporting mental health.

NSD has recently partnered with the UW to bring this comprehensive program to our schools. Last year we had the opportunity to offer a virtual training for parents, as well as a mandatory training for all school staff. This year in person we will be able to expand this work to include our student body. Student engagement in the FIS program includes implementing our peer-led Student LEARN Training and inviting students to participate in the annual Spring Day of Hope Conference at UW. BHS student trainers will deliver this important curriculum to students in their Health classes this school year. 

If you are a current BHS 10th or 11th grade student, you can apply to be a peer facilitator this year! Use this link to access the application and more information: 

** BHS will be partnering with North Creek High School to offer a virtual training for parents in December - details will be available soon **

You can learn more about Forefront and their work on their website here: 

http://forefrontintheschools.org/our-model/