Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention in Schools

by Comm Contractor | Jul 10, 2018

Join the CAIU for an eye-opening session on Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention in Schools presented by Dr. Scott Poland on Friday, September 28. With the prevalence of suicide in our society, the information presented is critically important when working with our youth. The incidence of youth suicide requires that schools increase suicide prevention efforts and that they be prepared to respond if a suicide occurs in order to reduce suicide contagion.

Presenter Dr. Scott Poland, internationally renowned author, licensed psychologist and expert on youth suicide and school crisis, will help administrators, teachers and school-support personnel increase their understanding of suicide and recognize the most common factors in youth suicide. Participants will learn effective strategies to prevent youth suicide and lessons from the aftermath of numerous suicides.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify protective factors and primary prevention programs to prevent youth suicide.
  • Identify key myths about suicide.
  • Learn how to develop a comprehensive best practices model for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention in the schools that includes depression screening.
  • Learn what constitutes a comprehensive suicide assessment and the importance of parent notification and collaboration with community services.
  • Learn the importance of follow up once a student is determined to be suicidal and the importance of a re-entry program if the student has been hospitalized. Understand the relationship between self-injury and suicide.
  • Learn best practices in suicide postvention.
  • Learn the lessons from a number of legal cases where schools were sued following a youth suicide.
  • Understand the complex relationship between bullying and suicide.

When: Friday, September 28, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CAIU, Susquehanna Room
$30 per participant, includes lunch and materials
Registration: no later than Sept 18,