This is a recording of Part 1: Self-Harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Childhood and Early Adolescence, that took place on April 18, 2023.
To raise awareness and support prevention of suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) in children, our Region 9 partnered with Dr. Meagan O’Malley, Frances Marion LCSW and Jessica Palacio LCSW to release Self-Harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Childhood and Early Adolescence: A Resource for Elementary School Educators and School-Based Professionals (March, 2023) Led by the authors of this guide, this webinar video is available to provide elementary school personnel with critical knowledge and resources to help recognize, assess and respond to the warning signs of STBs in such a way that harm may be reduced and children are kept safe.
Part 1 of the series offers an interactive walk through the guide with exercises and scenarios to support optimum use of the guide.
Viewers of this video can benefit from the following learning objectives:
- Gain a deeper understanding of the risk factors and warning signs of suicide in elementary age children.
- Explore the protective factors against suicide, as well as tiered, school-based approaches to prevention and intervention.
- Learn strategies to communicate with parents/caregivers of elementary age children at risk for suicide.