Sources of Strength

Increasing connection and spreading positive messaging throughout teens' social networks

Sources of Strength is an evidence-based, suicide-prevention program designed to build socioecological protective influences around youth and reduce the likelihood that vulnerable young adults will become suicidal. The program works by harnessing teen relationships to increase connection and spread positive messaging throughout their social networks.

Students who participate in Sources of Strength are four times more likely to report themselves or someone else in trouble. Our middle and high school peer leaders, with the help of their trusted adult advisors, create positive messaging campaigns that ultimately reduce suicide in the community. Sources of Strength kicks off with an exciting training at your school, synagogue or group and gives youth the tools to connect to hope, help and strength.


Reach out to learn how Jewish Family Service Houston (JFS) can deliver this program to you. Contact us at: (713) 986-7832 or comintervention@jfshouston.org

We help teens learn:
  • To be an agent of change and a peer leader
  • To spread hope, help and strength to their social circles
  • To help someone when they are struggling with thoughts of suicide
  • To connect with trusted adults around them
  • To build resiliency and develop strengths

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Due to the pandemic, Source of Strength trainings will be conducted online. Contact us for more information.

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Join organizations like Kehillah High, BBYO, Robert M. Beren Academy, Torah Day School, Camp Young Judaea, the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center and Jewish Federation of Greater Houston by bringing Sources of Strength to your school or organization.
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