The longstanding belief that the suicide rate increases during the holidays is in fact….MYTH! The CDC reports that the suicide rate is, in fact, at its lowest in December, but peaks in the spring.
Unfortunately the perception that youth suicides are increasing is not a myth. In this 90-minute webinar, School Crisis Response Expert Vaughn Baker will explore the myths and realities surrounding the rise in teen suicide. He will discuss the types of students who may be at risk for suicidal thoughts or behaviors. He will guide attendees through statistics related to suicide attempts to help them better recognize opportunities to intervene and save lives.
Information related to suicidal ideation, bullying/cyberbullying, risk factors for teen suicide and warning signs for suicide will be discussed in detail. Additionally teacher-, counselor- and administrator-specific response strategies will be discussed as well as how to establish a mitigation plan for at-risk students.
A few facts about youth suicide:
In the next 24 hours, 430 youths will be hospitalized for self-inflicted injuries, on average, and 13 will successfully commit suicide. This webinar can help you BE THE POSITIVE CHANGE in a student’s life!
To augment the PowerPoint™ presentation and activities, each participant will receive a (PDF) resource packet of the presentation with ideas, reproducible forms, activities and other suggested resources.
Vaughn Baker is President of Strategos International. His professional experience includes 20 years of patrol, investigations and special operations assignments, and he has served as a member of his agency’s SWAT team for over 13 years. He has trained nearly 50,000 school, healthcare, government, faith-based, law enforcement and military professionals from around the world over the past 15 years on various safety and security topics. Strategos International staff members possess many different types of expertise along a wide array of intruder response, tactical, live-fire, corporate/church security, emergency preparedness, risk management and organizational development topics.
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