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What is Sources of Strength?

Sources of Strength is a nationally recognized, evidence led youth suicide prevention program that is focused on helping teens before they reach the point of crisis.

The training brings teens together in partnership with caring adults and uses a fun-filled style of active learning to encourage open discussion about the very real problems that youth face, and lets them identify different ways of coping with problems that they themselves may have. The program also provides concrete steps about how a person can receive help from trusted adults and how as peers they can connect friends to help and support.  


Ultimately, Sources of Strength is a wellness program designed to help youth identify and strengthen protective factors in their lives, and leverage their voice to help create positive change in their lives, their community and their schools. 


Community Sources of Strength training

This community training is the same program currently being implemented with our support across 26 Loudoun Middle and High Schools. Inside schools only small peer leader groups are trained, so the Ryan Bartel Foundation offers a shorter version of the same training to any teen and adult who can't benefit from the direct training at school, in order to expand the positive influence of this upstream effort more quickly into all corners of the community. The training covers the majority of the curriculum over 3 instead of 5 hours, and is led by a certified trainer and adult leaders already trained in the program.

When is training offered and who is it offered to?

We provide open community training every quarter to both teens and adults that occur simultaneously, but separately.  See our next training date above and join us.

We also offer training to community groups on request and have to date trained many athletic teams, youth groups and summer camps.


The adult training is beneficial not only to those working closely with youth, but also to parents so that families can start putting positive, strength based practices into their every day lives that benefit the whole family.

To learn more or book your training, please CONTACT US.

Next community training date:

Sat Feb 8th, 2020


InMed Partnerships for Children

21630 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 130

Sterling, VA 20166