Elyssa’s Mission fully funds and implements the evidence-based Signs of Suicide (SOS) program in middle and high schools throughout Illinois. We support the implementation of the SOS program by providing a professional staff member who educates and trains school staff. We assist with all components of the SOS program including planning, training, teaching and follow-up. We provide ongoing support and program materials to our partnering schools free-of-cost!
A prerequisite for a partnership is administrator approval; for this reason we require that an administrator attends our planning meeting at the school. We impart three basic requirements upon schools:
- The school agrees to implement the core components of the SOS program in order to maintain the integrity of the program
- The school agrees to administer our true-false pre- and post-tests to students (which we will then grade and analyze as a benefit to the school!)
- The school agrees to complete a brief follow-up survey regarding their program outcomes