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Overview: Teen Life Counts (TLC) is a teen suicide prevention program offered by JFS free of charge to any public, private, parochial and charter schools in the Greater New Orleans and surrounding area who requests it at their school. TLC volunteers present a psychoeducational prevention curriculum that aims to inform middle and high school students about: teen suicide statistics, the stigma behind mental illness, the warning signs of suicide, how to have a conversation when concerned about a friend, and where to get help.
Complete full TLC Training, which includes:
Part 1: Volunteer Training / Curriculum Orientation (1 day, 4 hours)
Part 2: Observe full TLC course (2 or 3 days, 3 hours total)
Part 3: Debrief with TLC Coordinator (1 day, 15-30 minutes)
Part 4: Teach full TLC course observed by TLC Coordinator
Teach TLC program in at least two area schools per semester
Attend TLC Educator meetings/trainings (2 per year)
Adhere to agency policies and procedures
Maintain confidentiality per HIPPA requirements where applicable
21 years of age or older
Availability on weekdays during school hours
Experience working with teens preferably as a teacher, counselor, or clinician
Experience with multi-media (PowerPoint, LCD/laptop/SmartBoard)