In addition to our Outreach Presentations, Teen Line now also offers several parent and professional trainings. Here are the training programs currently available.

For Parents

Active Listening and How to Effectively Communicate with Your Teen
This 2 hour training focuses upon better understanding your teen and their developmental stage. You will also learn and practice tools that will make them want to talk to you. Click here to register for upcoming workshops.
How Do I Know if It’s Serious?
This 2 hour training focuses upon distinguishing between “normal” and worrisome teen behaviors and what to do when your child is struggling. Resources will be provided.
Transitioning to College – for Parents and Students
This 1.5 hour training will focus upon the transition to college and ways to ensure success.  Practical tools as well as necessary social-emotional skills will be explored for students.  We will also explore ways to cope with “empty nest” feelings.

For Educators/Organizations

Suicide Prevention
This 1.5 hour training helps organizations working with youth to recognize, assess and manage suicide risk. Participants will learn the warning signs of depression and suicide, how to help a youth who is depressed and/or suicidal and how to access appropriate help.
How to Comply with AB2246
Training includes the required core components of suicide prevention, including, but not limited to:

  • suicide risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors
  • how to talk with a student about thoughts of suicide
  • how to respond appropriately to youth with suicidal thoughts
  • the importance of reducing stigma of mental illness
  • reinforcing that prevention and early intervention are linked to reduction in suicide

Suicide Postvention
This 5 hour training provides instruction on how to develop and coordinate a postvention plan, strategies to reduce contagion risk, guidelines for notification and memorialization, how to speak with family and survivors, best practices for safe messaging with media and important community resources.
This 1 hour workshop will discuss what resilience is, how people can become more resilient and why resilience is important for physical and mental health. Resilience building techniques will also be identified and taught.
This presents the warning signs of teen suicide and how best for officers to interact with teens in crisis and their families.


All presentations can be tailored to or created for the needs of the group.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Eskin at or 310-423-1604.