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Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, Parts 1 and 2

Youth who have experienced trauma, violence, homelessness or mental health challenges are particularly vulnerable to behavioral crises suicidal attempts. Suicide is the nation’s second leading cause of death among teenagers and many more (about 1 in 15 high school students) attempt suicide. Youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems as well as youth of color and LGBTQ youth are at highest risk. In this workshop, participants will learn how to recognize signs of emotional distress, crisis and suicide risk. They will learn to implement immediate help in the midst of crisis as well as longer-term strategies for preventing crises and supporting healing, resilience and hope when working with vulnerable youth. Topics addressed include:

  • Suicide – Facts and Figures
  • Helping in the Short Term – What can I do NOW?
  • The Teen Brain – What do we Know?
  • Impact of Trauma on Adolescents
  • Trauma, Anger and Depression
  • Helping in the Long Term – What can I do every DAY to build resiliency and reduce risk?

This is a two-part webinar. Individuals can register for just one or both parts.