Scaling Best Practices for Youth Suicide Prevention Using Virtual Role-Play

Topic(s):   Suicide

Safe States Alliance






0.5 hours

CEU Credits: 

0.5 hours

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Safe States Alliance -; 770-690-9000

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The panelists in this webinar will discuss how and why their state agencies have chosen online role-play simulation technology from Kognito to use with educators and students as part of their suicide prevention playbook. They will talk about how this novel component works within their suicide prevention programming and how it complements more traditional approaches and resources.



Betsy Cagle, Alabama Department of Public Health

Stephanie Downey, Minnesota Department of Public Health

Kim Myers, Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health



Jennifer Spiegler, Kognito


Powerpoint slides: Safe States-Kognito presentation


Additional resources:


Mental Health & Suicide Prevention for School Staff – Stephanie Downey, Minnesota


​Postvention for School Staff – Kim Myers, Utah


​Student Mental Health and Suicide Prevention – Betsy Cagle, Alabama


If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at or (770) 690-9000.

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