Understanding Youth Suicide and Taking Action
Training Institute for School Social Work Professionals
June 21, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM America/Chicago
Online via Zoom
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Death by suicide has become the second-leading cause of death among adolescents in the United States (VanOrman & Jarosz, 2016). As we adjust to societal changes spurred by a global pandemic, the Ukrainian crisis and ongoing racial injustice, a reflective discussion is needed to process the impact these changes may have on the mental health of our students and the school community. This workshop examines the school-based approach to the assessment, prevention, and intervention with suicidal youth. We invite you to join Dr. Kimberly O’Brien, our dynamic expert speaker, to identify continuing efforts to support the social and emotional health of the school community.
School social workers and other school-based practitioners provide approximately 57% of all mental health services for adolescents, making schools the foundation for identifying and addressing students’ social and emotional health. School social workers and other school staff must be prepared to quickly respond to the multiple implications of these crises on the mental health of students and the school community.
The 2022 JACSW Training Institute for School Social Work Professionals will present a prevention and intervention framework that supports the mental health needs of youths in school settings. Participants will leave this workshop with action steps to understand youth suicide and address their mental health needs.
Registration fee is $20.00
Includes 2.0 CEUs/CPDUs
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