What You Will Learn

The longstanding belief that the suicide rate increases during the holidays is in fact….MYTH! The CDC reports that the suicide rate is, in fact, at its lowest in December, but peaks in the spring.
Unfortunately the perception that youth suicides are increasing is not a myth.  In this 90-minute webinar, School Crisis Response Expert Vaughn Baker will explore the myths and realities surrounding the rise in teen suicide.  He will discuss the types of students who may be at risk for suicidal thoughts or behaviors.  He will guide attendees through statistics related to suicide attempts to help them better recognize opportunities to intervene and save lives.

Information related to suicidal ideation, bullying/cyberbullying, risk factors for teen suicide and warning signs for suicide will be discussed in detail. Additionally teacher-, counselor- and administrator-specific response strategies will be discussed as well as how to establish a mitigation plan for at-risk students.
A few facts about youth suicide:

  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youths ages 10-24 – more than cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia and flu COMBINED
  • In 2013 more than 157,000 youth between the ages of 10-24 were hospitalized for self-inflicted injuries
  • 8% of high school students reported having attempted suicide one or more times in the previous 12-month period; another 8% reported seriously considering it
  • For every death by suicide, at least 6 other people are intimately affected
  • “Gifted” students, boys, LGBT students and Native Americans are in high-risk categories for suicide thoughts and suicide behavior


  • Understand the tragic issue of youth suicide, the risk factors that can lead to suicide, and the prevention of suicidal ideation and behavior in youth
  • Recognize the warning signs of youth suicide in order to aid teens to better prepare to identify and get help for their peers who may be at risk
  • Identify response role and strategies based on attendees’ roles in the education environment
  • Create a school environment of open communication and information flow

In the next 24 hours, 430 youths will be hospitalized for self-inflicted injuries, on average, and 13 will successfully commit suicide.  This webinar can help you  BE THE POSITIVE CHANGE in a student’s life!


  • Principals & Other Administrators
  • Safety & Security Directors
  • Classroom Teachers
  • School Counselors
  • Special Education Teachers

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant via the email address provided at registration.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Vaughn Baker progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

Grade Levels: K-12

Grade Levels: K-12

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Vaughn Baker
About the Presenter

Vaughn Baker is President of Strategos International.  His professional experience includes 20 years of patrol, investigations and special operations assignments, and he has served as a member of his agency’s SWAT team for over 13 years.  He has trained nearly 50,000 school, healthcare, government, faith-based, law enforcement and military professionals from around the world over the past 15 years on various safety and security topics.  Strategos International staff members possess many different types of expertise along a wide array of intruder response, tactical, live-fire, corporate/church security, emergency preparedness, risk management and organizational development topics.