Suicidal Awareness, Response, Safety Planning, and Postvention Learning Series
Responding to mental health crises and the risk of suicide in a school setting presents unique challenges and considerations for mental health practitioners, educators, and parents. Suicidal thoughts do not discriminate and can affect anyone. Suicide rates have been continuously rising since 2007 and are now ranked as the 10th leading cause of death in 2017 for all age ranges and ranked second among youth ages 10-24 (Ivey-Stephenson et al., 2020). During this free, three-part series, we will address suicide prevention awareness; school-appropriate response and screening referral practices for youth experiencing suicidal ideation and/or intent; postvention as well as supports and safety planning after the child returns to school.
Session 1: Suicidal Awareness in the School Setting (September 12, 2022)
Session 2: School-Appropriate Response and Screening Practices (September 19, 2022)
Session 3: School Supports, Safety Planning (September 26, 2022)