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Pathways for Prevention Mental Health Training: Suicide Prevention and Intervention and Supporting Individuals and School Communities Through Grief Virtual Training

Pathways for Prevention Mental Health Training: Suicide Prevention and Intervention and Supporting Individuals and School Communities Through Grief Virtual Training

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Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), in collaboration with Safe & Sound Schools, is pleased to announce the following Pathways for Prevention Mental Health Training.

Suicide Prevention & Intervention (1st half) 

Students experience a myriad of emotions as they progress through school. While most cope successfully with these feelings, many will harbor emotional pain so great that they have thoughts of suicide. In fact, approximately 50% of lifetime mental health conditions emerge by age 14 and 90% of deaths by suicide had an underlying mental illness. As mental health concerns increase, schools must be ready to address suicide prevention and intervention needs for all students.   

Through scenario-based examples and activities, participants will learn how to identify risk and protective factors and warning signs of suicide. They will also learn how schools can support students at-risk for suicide through implementation of MTSS such as, conducting suicide risk assessments, safety planning, and reintegrating students back into school after hospitalization. Additionally, best practices in suicide postvention will be defined and reviewed.   

Objectives:

  • Identify indicators/risk factors of youth suicide.  

  • Identify protective factors against youth suicide.  

  • Identify tiered interventions for students who may be at risk for suicide.  

  • Identify specific strategies for safety planning in cases of youth suicide risk.  

Supporting Individuals and School Communities Through Grief Experiences (2nd half) 

Grief experiences impact school communities and individuals within the community in various forms and degrees, affecting behavioral, social-emotional, and academic growth, potentially lead to harmful behaviors if unrecognized and untreated. Through scenario-based examples and activities, participants will learn how to identify and support individual and shared grief experiences through a multi-tiered systems approach. Outcome: Apply multi-tiered systems approach to support individual student grief experiences, preventing long-term consequences of violent behaviors/outcomes.  

Objectives: 

  • Recognize presentations of grief among individual students. 

  • Recognize presentations of grief in the school community. 

  • Identify examples of tiered supports for students experiencing grief.  

  • Identify examples of tiered supports for school communities experiencing grief. 

Intended Audience

This training is intended for K-12 and IHE educators, school mental health personnel, school and campus security personnel, prevention providers, law enforcement, probation officers, school and campus administration, treatment professionals, counselors, student conduct professionals, prosecutors, residence life staff, and other interested school, campus or community personnel. 

Partial In-service Credit

Partial In-service Credit (PIC) for law enforcement will NOT be offered. Credit for school and campus security officers WILL be available. 

Cost

There is no fee to attend this training.

Training Details

This training is virtual.

Registration

Pre-registration is required.

Please note that the DCJS registration system does not have the capacity to sort eligible from ineligible registrants. Therefore, anyone who registers will receive a confirmation. It is the responsibility of the DCJS assigned course director to review the roster and make a final determination on acceptance into the course. Registrants not accepted will be notified via the email address provided during registration. 

For More Information, Contact:

Betsy Bell
804.997.1658
Email Betsy