June Series of Trans-Specific Workshops
Saturday, June 16:
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) developed this educational program to help increase teachers’ knowledge and understanding of suicidal behavior in youth — its causes, treatment and prevention. Equipped with such knowledge, it is our hope that teachers will be better prepared to identify and refer students who may be at risk for suicide.
THE GOALS ARE
- To increase understanding of the problem of youth suicide, the risk factors that can lead to suicide, and the treatment and prevention of suicidal behavior in adolescents.
- To increase knowledge of the warning signs of youth suicide, so that teachers and other adults who work with teens are better prepared to identify and refer students who may be at risk.
WHAT TOPICS WILL BE ADDRESSED?
- How Big of a Problem is Youth Suicide?
- How Can Teachers Help Prevent Youth Suicide? (Includes film.)
- What Puts Teens at Risk for Suicide?
- What Treatments are Available?
- How Can Teachers Identify At-Risk Students? (Includes film.)
- How Else Can Schools Decrease Risk?