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The Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium: Coming Together to Care 2013

Basics about Suicide 
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Populations 
Military-Veterans
Survivors of Suicide Loss
Programmatic Issues 
Means Restriction
Postvention and Crisis Response
Settings 
School

Wednesday, July 10 - Symposium
National Strategies for Suicide Prevention - Jerry Reed, Education Development Center
Overview of Texas Suicide Prevention Initiatives - Jenna Heise, Texas Department of State Health Services
Safety Planning, Structured Follow-Up and Other Brief Interventions for Suicidal Individuals - Barbara Stanley, Columbia University
LOSS Team - Frank Campbell, LOSS Team and Jennifer Smith, Tarrant County MHMR
Suicide Prevention in the School Community - Frank Zenere, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Why Means Matters - Catherine Barber, Harvard University
Postvention in Schools - Frank Zenere and Jenna Heise
Treating Trauma and Reducing Suicide Risk - Craig Bryan, University of Utah

Thursday, July 11 - Understanding PTSD for Military Members in Civilian Communities

SPECIAL POST SYMPOSIUM EVENT!
The Texas Governor's Commission for Women Presents: Understanding PTSD for Military Members in Civilian Communities - a workshop conducted by Craig Bryan, University of Utah

8:30 am - 12:30 pm at the Dallas Marriott at Las Colinas, Irving, Texas

Free CEUs and Nursing Contact Hours available for these events.

Event date 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 8:30am - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 12:30pm
CST
Location 
Dallas Marriott Las Colinas Irving, TX

Sudden death: Risk for suicide among high school athletes

This issue of Well Aware Bulletin discusses suicide risk among student athletes and how the sports culture’s "tough it out" attitude can define social norms and expectations and compromise an athlete's outlook on reaching out for help. Those with predisposed vulnerabilities, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, stress disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders may be at especially high risk. Also discusses what adults can do to best address this risk and keep young athletes safe. 
 

Creator 
Well Aware
Publisher 
Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division
Contributor 
Wyoming Department of Education
Date published 
2013
Full Text Online 
Yes

Understanding and overcoming the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex youth

Presenters discuss the importance of changing perceptions, practices, and culture to address the needs of underserved LGBTQI youth. Webinars in the series include "Understanding and overcoming the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex youth in schools and communities”, “The critical role of families in reducing risk and promoting well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex youth” and Understanding the importance of implementing an effective justice system response for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex youth in custody”

Creator 
National Training and Technical Assistance Center
Publisher 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Date published 
2012
Full Text Online 
Yes

Know the signs

Know the Signs is a California-wide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. This campaign is intended to educate Californians how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources.

Creator 
California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)
Publisher 
California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)
Date published 
2013
Full Text Online 
Yes

Umatter for Schools: Suicide Prevention Training

Populations 
Adolescent (13-17)
Settings 
School

Gatekeeper Training provided during the first day of the training. A national best-practice registered program included suicide prevention and awareness education, planning and protocol development. The second day of training is several different sessions 1)Lifelines Curriculum training. Learn how to implement the four lessons of the curriculum in the classroom. Recommended for students grades 8-10. Lifelines is an evidence-based curriculum that complies with H. 630, mandating suicide prevention education for students. 2)Protocol Development. Work with your team to develop postvention and prevention protocols for school implementation. 3) Parent/Staff Awareness. Tips and guidelines for conducting brief workshops on mental health and suicide prevention for school staff. Engage school parent community and conduct awareness sessions on mental health and suicide prevention.

Event date 
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:00am - Friday, March 29, 2013 - 3:30pm
Location 
Jay Peak, VT
Event Contact
Nicole Miller
(802) 254-6590

Umatter for Schools: Suicide Prevention Training

Populations 
Adolescent (13-17)
Settings 
School

Gatekeeper Training provided during the first day of the training. A national best-practice registered program included suicide prevention and awareness education, planning and protocol development. The second day of training is several different sessions 1)Lifelines Curriculum training. Learn how to implement the four lessons of the curriculum in the classroom. Recommended for students grades 8-10. Lifelines is an evidence-based curriculum that complies with H. 630, mandating suicide prevention education for students. 2)Protocol Development. Work with your team to develop postvention and prevention protocols for school implementation. 3) Parent/Staff Awareness. Tips and guidelines for conducting brief workshops on mental health and suicide prevention for school staff. Engage school parent community and conduct awareness sessions on mental health and suicide prevention.

Event date 
Monday, March 25, 2013 - 8:00am - Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 3:30pm
Location 
Bennington, VT
Event Contact
Nicole Miller
(802) 254-6590

Understanding and overcoming the challenges faced by LGBTQI youth in schools and communities

This webinar presents an overview of the challenges that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQI) youth face in their schools and communities. Presenters will discuss the importance of changing perceptions, practices, and culture to address the needs of these underserved youth. Slides are attached and a transcript of the webinar is available by following the link.

Creator 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Publisher 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Date published 
2012

What do you say to ‘that’s so gay’.

Provides guidance to teachers and school staff on how to respond when a student says "that's so gay" in order to discourage the practice and promote a respectful, caring school environment.

Creator 
Welcoming Schools
Publisher 
Welcoming Schools
Full Text Online 
Yes

Helping children and youth who have experienced traumatic events: Mental Health Awareness Day, May 3, 2011

This fact sheet explains how traumatic events can affect children’s well-being and behavior and how two programs the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network address the needs of those children.  Results of these trauma-informed care programs included fewer suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts.

Creator 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Publisher 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Date published 
2011
Full Text Online 
Yes

Making educators partners in youth suicide prevention

This free, interactive series is designed to be completed at the viewer's own pace. It provides two hours of professional development credit to New Jersey educators but is open to anyone who is interested in reviewing current strategies for youth suicide prevention in schools.

Creator 
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Publisher 
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Full Text Online 
Yes
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