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Suicide Safer Schools and Communities

Suicide is very complex.  Historically, suicide prevention efforts have been focused on awareness and education for recognizing and responding to individuals who may be at risk of self-harm and Secondary Prevention with emphasis to identify and intervene to potential crisis situations.  While it is important that these efforts continue to expand, addressing a public health crisis with such limitation is not only inadequate but also irresponsible.

This training is designed to help you better understand suicide, provide historical data and bring you up-to-date with current information, knowledge and resources.  Preparing you to better recognize warning signs commonly displayed by at-risk individuals, equipping you with proper techniques to respond to such individuals with confidence, and demonstrate how you can help in the development of a suicide safer school and community.  Everyone has a part to play in suicide prevention.  Learn the fundamental frameworks needed and the strategic approach you can use to develop them with limited resources.

In addition to Secondary Prevention strategies, the course also addresses the importance of Primary Prevention and Tertiary Prevention strategies.  Learn looming liabilities ahead on-the- horizon and actions recommended for your school.  Finally, you will learn about a number of resources which are currently available.  Unintentional well- kept-secrets, these resources will be the icing-on-the-cake for those in attendance.

• This class is 6 hours.
• Class hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• This class is available at no charge.



This class will be scheduled at a later date.