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Novel Coronavirus - COVID-19: Information for Community Behavioral Health Providers, Consumers, and Families

Shield of Care Curriculum

The Shield of Care™ is a groundbreaking suicide prevention curriculum designed specifically for staffs that work in our nation's juvenile justice facilities. This curriculum is the culmination of three years of development. The curriculum is based on evaluation data, best practice literature, our experience providing community suicide gatekeeper training in Tennessee's juvenile justice facilities, input of juvenile justice staff, and our many partners. (Please see the trainer's manual for a listing of our local and national partners.)

All materials are free and available for download. (Please see "Shield of Care Training Materials" to download.)

Click for an overview of the program.

For More Information

If you have concerns or need services for yourself, a child, or family member, contact our Helpline:
Phone: 800-560-5767
Email: OCA.TDMHSAS@tn.gov
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except for state holidays)

If you feel at any time that you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Tennessee Statewide Crisis Line toll-free 24 hours, 7 days a week at 1-855-274-7471.

To learn more, please contact:
Aijahlon Carden, LMSW
Program Manager
615-253-1778
aijahlon.carden@tn.gov