Suicide has become the second leading cause of death for teens. Almost 40% of students who attempt suicide make their first attempt in middle or elementary school. According to research, about 1 in 12 students have attempted suicide before their high school graduation. Youth can experience intense feelings of stress from academic, social, familial and environmental pressures. For some teens, suicide may appear to be a solution to their problems and stress.
Suicide is a preventable crisis. We MUST do more to save our children!
During this research-based 90-minute webinar, Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP (co-author of 102 Creative Strategies and Activities in Working with Depressed Children and Adolescents and See My Pain! Creative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure) will provide fresh understandings and innovative approaches that can be used to connect with and help students who are most at risk for suicide. In addition, educators will learn how to reduce the possibility of suicide contagion among students.
SOME FACTS ABOUT YOUTH SUICIDE:
According to a recent Centers for Disease Control study:
PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN TO:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Kaye Randall is a nationally known author and speaker who has led professional seminars throughout North America on student mental health, bullying, self-injury, depression, anxiety and anger -- as well as youth leadership and student empowerment. The former Training Director for the University of South Carolina Center for Child & Family Studies, Kaye has inspired seminar participants through her practical insights, humor and proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents. She continues to provide clinical services to both children and adolescents and has been named social worker of the year by the Council on Adoptable Children. She is co-author of See My Pain, Creative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure (featured in USA Today), 102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children & Adolescents, and Mean Girls: 101½ Creative Strategies and Activities for Working with Relational Aggression
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