Dear CBO Partners,

 DCYF is deeply saddened and concerned about the recent suicides of two San Francisco high school students—one student attended an SFUSD school and the other student attended a private school. SFUSD prepared the attached letter, which was distributed to families this week (in English, Spanish and Chinese.)

 We are sharing this letter with you because your agency plays an important prevention role in your work with youth. The letter contains excellent facts and resource information from SF Suicide prevention; we encourage you to share this information with your staff. Please note the following:

 If you are working with a youth in crisis, please contact one or both of the following resources:

 SAN FRANCISCO SUICIDE PREVENTION CRISIS LINE – 415/781-0500 (24 hours)

or TTY for the Deaf 415/227-0245, www.sfsuicide.org

Wellness Program Contact Sheet

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SAN FRANCISCO COMPREHENSIVE CHILD CRISIS – 415/970-3800

24- hour crisis assessment and phone consultation. For parents, teachers and other adults to report a concern about a young person.

 

In a non-crisis situation, please feel free to contact the Wellness Program at the student’s high school. A roster of contact information for these programs is attached.

 

Thank you for all your efforts to ensure that San Francisco youth are healthy and safe.

 

Sincerely,

Maria Su

Director

Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF)

City and County of San Francisco

1390 Market Street, Suite 900

San Francisco, CA 94102

Tel. 415-554-3547

Fax. 415-554-8965

www.dcyf.org

 

Executive Assistant: Emily Davis (415-554-8991; edavis@dcyf.org)

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