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What You Will Learn

Suicide has become the second leading cause of death for teens. Almost 40% of students who attempt suicide make their first attempt in middle or elementary school. According to research, about 1 in 12 students have attempted suicide before their high school graduation. Youth can experience intense feelings of stress from academic, social, familial and environmental pressures. For some teens, suicide may appear to be a solution to their problems and stress.

Suicide is a preventable crisis. We MUST do more to save our children!

During this research-based 90-minute webinar, Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP (co-author of 102 Creative Strategies and Activities in Working with Depressed Children and Adolescents and See My Pain! Creative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure) will provide fresh understandings and innovative approaches that can be used to connect with and help students who are most at risk for suicide. In addition, educators will learn how to reduce the possibility of suicide contagion among students.

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Warning Signs and Risk Factors
  • Low vs. Medium/High Level of Risk
  • Identifying, Screening & Access to Care Protocol
  • Guidelines for Notifying and Engaging parents
  • 4 Key Components to Protecting Endangered Students
  • Reducing Suicide Contagion
  • Creative Strategies for Reaching and Helping Students Who Are At Risk

SOME FACTS ABOUT YOUTH SUICIDE:

According to a recent Centers for Disease Control study:

  • The number of students attempting suicide has increased by 27% since 2009.
  • 17% of students seriously considered attempting suicide in the previous 12 months.
  • 8% of students attempted suicide one or more times in the previous 12 months.
  • Females are more likely than males to have suicidal thoughts.
  • The suicide rate among Native Americans/Alaska Natives is 1.5 times higher than the national average
  • Among Hispanic students in grades 9-12, the prevalence of seriously considering and attempting suicide was higher than white or African-American students.Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are 3 times more likely to attempt suicide as their straight peers.
  • Nearly half of young transgender people have seriously thought about taking their own lives.

PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN TO:

  • Understand underlying reasons for suicide and/or suicidal ideation
  • Use research-based, best-practice approaches for suicide prevention and suicidal ideation
  • Use recommended identification and intervention strategies and activities for helping students with depressive and suicidal thoughts.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Special Education Personnel
  • School Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health Services
  • School Psychologists
  • Behaviorists
  • Intervention Specialists
  • School Nurses
  • Principals & Other Administrators
  • School Safety Specialist
  • SROs


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 the afternoon prior to the webinar.


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 Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP 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.
$295

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

PRE-RECORDED
Grade Levels: 5-12

PRE-RECORDED
Grade Levels: 5-12

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Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP
About the Presenter

Kaye Randall is a nationally known author and speaker who has led professional seminars throughout North America on student mental health, bullying, self-injury, depression, anxiety and anger -- as well as youth leadership and student empowerment. The former Training Director for the University of South Carolina Center for Child & Family Studies, Kaye has inspired seminar participants through her practical insights, humor and proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents. She continues to provide clinical services to both children and adolescents and has been named social worker of the year by the Council on Adoptable Children. She is co-author of See My Pain, Creative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure (featured in USA Today), 102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children & Adolescents, and Mean Girls: 101 Creative Strategies and Activities for Working with Relational Aggression