Course Category: Suicide Prevention for Educators Course

Suicide Prevention for Educators Pre-Evaluation

The following classes are part of a larger course entitled, “Youth Suicide Prevention for Educators.” This 8-part course consists of 30-minute modules that satisfy the needs of Act 71 of 2014, requiring a minimum of four hours of training on suicide prevention...

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4. Warning Signs

It is critically important that trainers make a distinction between risk factors for suicide and warning signs for suicide. Educators need to be familiar with both, but it is this distinction that prompts the appropriate action steps. While it is important...

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7. Safe Messaging

Districts that are more aggressively taking steps to prevent suicide in their schools may engage in a variety of strategies. It is critical that educators and school personnel who are leading these initiatives are fully aware of current safe messaging guidelines....

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8. Postvention

An effective postvention response is a critical component of school-based suicide prevention efforts.  If a student dies by suicide, educators need to understand their role and response to other students in the school district. Facilitators: Terri A. Erbacher,...

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1. Suicide Prevention 101 and Debunking Myths

Unfortunately, some educators are more familiar with myths about suicide than facts and data. It is essential to help debunk myths about suicide so that educators can better understand their role, their response, and their impact. How myths are debunked...

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2. School-related Epidemiology

Teachers are inundated with professional development opportunities and requirements. It is critical that the impact of suicide on schools is clearly stated, and there are data to support that impact. It is also important to include relevant information on...

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3. Risk and Protective Factors

Some factors increase the risk of suicidal behavior in youth. It is essential that educators are aware of these risk factors and can identify them in youth. Additionally, it is crucial to understand that risk factors do not necessarily mean that one may...

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