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National Center for School Mental Health Advancing School Mental Health Annual Conference Presentation: Effective School-Based Suicide Prevention
October 13, 2022

 

National Center for School Mental Health Advancing School Mental Health Annual Conference Presentation: Effective School-Based Suicide Prevention

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

Schools are key settings for suicide prevention. Educators, administrators, social workers, counselors, and all school staff play an important role in creating safe schools that support the mental health needs of all students and reduce the risk of suicide. The most effective way to accomplish this is for districts to adopt a comprehensive, culturally relevant, evidence-based approach that incorporates prevention, intervention and postvention strategies. The School-Based Suicide Prevention Learning Collaborative was designed to help school districts apply process improvement principles to their current suicide prevention efforts with the goal to strengthen their comprehensive suicide plan districtwide.  

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define key components of a comprehensive, culturally relevant school suicide prevention plan
  • Discuss suicide related risks among racial and ethnic minority students 
  • Summarize lessons learned from a Michigan school district that created a suicide prevention plan utilizing this model 

 

 

PRESENTERS:

Sarah McMinn, MSW, LCSW

Tandra Rutledge, MA

Elizabeth Dodson-Walker, LMSW

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.