Acadia Healthcare, a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services, and The Jason Foundation, a national nonprofit focused on youth suicide awareness and prevention, have partnered to provide professional guidance and support services to assist schools in dealing with a crisis or traumatic event affecting the student body. Through the Crisis Support Team (CST) project, the two Middle Tennessee-based organizations are offering school leaders throughout the state free access to a suite of resources and a team of professional clinicians who can offer insight into best practices and appropriate support services to manage a crisis event, such as a suicide attempt, death, or school violence incident.
Clark Flatt, president of The Jason Foundation, said, "When tragedy strikes, school counselors, faculty, and administrators may be unsure of the best way to manage the situation and provide emotional support to students. In partnership with Acadia, we are grateful to have the opportunity to expand the CST project to schools statewide. Ensuring school counselors and officials have adequate support when navigating a traumatic event is a commonsense and meaningful initiative that can have a lasting impact on our communities."
To learn more about the Crisis Support Team, visit www.jasonfoundation.com/cst.