Teen Leaders from Cedarcrest High School and Two Rivers School have trained more than 800 middle school students using the How to Help a Friend peer-to-peer training so far this school year!
This peer-presented training teaches students how to recognize when a friend is struggling and the important steps to take. Teen Leaders present an easy-to-use acronym CAN to make it easier to know how to help.
C- show you CARE
A- ASK the questions
N- identify NEXT steps
The peer-to-peer model is recognized by the American Association of Suicidology as a best practice in prevention.