The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.
JFI believes that awareness and education are the first steps to prevention. We want to establish a Triangle of Prevention by providing students, parents and teachers the tools and resources to help identify and help at-risk youth. This is accomplished through a curriculum unit for students and informational seminars for teachers and parents. The programs provide resources to accomplish this goal. The materials are easy to use and are intended to provide educational information. There is no intent to diagnose or treat suicidal ideation. JFI’s intention is to empower youth, educators and parents to help recognize when young people are in pain and know to get professional help involved as soon as possible. The Jason Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3.
Preventing Suicide among Foster Care Youth
All foster parents in the state of Tennessee are required to complete the training Preventing Suicide among Foster Care Youth, developed and presented by the Jason Foundation. Foster parents will receive 3 hours of training credit for this presentation.
This training is FREE to access and complete. Participants will need to create a free account within the Jason Foundation's learning platform to access the training.
Supplemental Learning from The Jason Foundation
In addition to the core training module, the Jason Foundation has developed supplemental videos exploring topics that were introduced in Preventing Suicide among Foster Care Youth, including:
• Aging Out
• Biological Family Involvement
• Kinship Care
• Secondary Trauma
• Technology, Social Media and Suicidal Ideation
These trainings can be accessed via the Jason Foundation's website.