Parent Safety Academy- Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training
Location:TBA in Parker
According to the CDC, suicide is now the SECOND leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24 in our country. Astonishingly, in Colorado, where the teen suicide rate is nearly twice the national average, young people are more likely to die by suicide than by car accidents. While this issue seems to be growing at staggering pace, studies show that four out of five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs. Knowing these signs may be the life-saving difference in a young person’s life.
Join the Parker Police Department and Denver Springs, a local inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatment program, on Tuesday, January 29th from 6-8pm as we address the topic of “Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention for Parents”. In this training, experts in the field will share information on leading risk factors, strategies to discuss this difficult topic with your child, available resources, recommendations for times of crisis and much more. This class is intended for parents of any school aged kids and is available at no charge to anyone interested.
This critical topic is the first to be covered in the newly formed Parker Police “Parent Safety Academy” (PSA), created to launch into topics impacting youth safety in our community. Future PSA topics will include youth drug usage, online safety, personal safety for young kids and more! Stay tuned to the Parker Police Department’s website and social media channels for information about upcoming classes. Also, contact Bri Rock, Parker PD’s Community Outreach Coordinator at Brock@parkeronline.org for more information or questions.
Please click HERE to join us on January 29th for this critical discussion around mental health and our young people.
Mar 7-May 9
Every Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Registration Opens January 17, 6:00 p.m.
Parker area residents are invited to attend the Police Department’s free 10-week Citizen's Police Academy program. This program gives participants first-hand information about how the Police Department operates. Classes will focus on criminal law, mounted patrol, evidence, dispatch, traffic laws, accident reconstruction, DUI laws, K-9, youth education programs and many other topics. In addition to the interactive classes, there is an optional trip to the law enforcement firearms training facility where participants will have the opportunity to fire weapons used by the police officers. All attendees will also be invited to participate in a graduation at the end of the program.
The interactive workshops, combined with field trips and tours, requires a commitment of one night a week from 6 to 9 p.m. for 10 weeks. All classes are held on Thursday nights, with the optional Saturday class at the shooting range.
Registration for the 2019 Spring Academy will open in January. Participation is limited to 40 people ages 18 and older and Town of Parker residents will be given priority. This class fills up extremely quickly and we would like people to think about their ability to make all 10 classes when registering.
2019 Spring Academy Every Thursday beginning in March 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Parker Police Department 18600 E. Lincoln Meadows Parkway
This link will be active Thursday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m. for registration.