Mission: Our mission is to provide the highest quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength.
Vision: We believe that many strengths are more powerful than one, and our united goal is to activate and mobilize these strengths in ways that positively change individuals and communities.
Adult Advisors are made up of a diverse group of connected, caring, and positive local adults who’s goal is to support, mentor, and assist peer leaders in spreading hope, help, and strength-based messages across their friendship networks.
What to find: Access comprehensive resources and information pertaining to Adult Advisor and Administrative implementation of the Sources of Strength program. Resources include the basic step-by-step process for recruitment, training, and support of peer leaders and will assist teams in implementing the program with the highest degree of fidelity and prevention impact.
Sources of Strength offers a highly interactive and fully comprehensive 2 year provisional trainer process, incorporating a multi-day skills session, six co-training opportunities, and a provisional trainer certification in the history, philosophy, curriculum, implementation, and fidelity of the Sources of Strength program.
What to find:
Access resources and information for people who have gone through or are in the process of becoming Sources of Strength Provisional Trainers.
Sources of Strength Elementary moves the work of prevention and health promotion even further upstream. As a universal classroom curriculum, Sources of Strength Elementary not only incorporates solid Social Emotional Learning content, but includes a robust focus on mental health and proactive prevention for elementary schools.
Sources of Strength Peer Leaders are a diverse group of individuals who leverage their personal and collective leadership qualities as well as their social influence in leading the charge in norming and culture change campaigns using strength-based messages to impact multiple issues including suicide.
What to find:
Access peer leader videos, explore examples of messaging campaigns, give feedback, and engage with other peer leaders across the country through our interactive wall and Sources of Strength social media platforms.