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Navigating Suicide Risk in School-Aged Children: Strategies for Community-Based Settings

Due to the global health situation, Washington University is enacting a distance learning policy impacting all Professional Development offerings until at least Memorial Day (late May). We are currently working with individual instructors to determine whether each offering will be postponed or offered as scheduled in an online format. Most webpages are now updated to reflect this information. Thank you for your patience in these uniquely dynamic times.

Megan Marietta, MSW, LCSW
Manager of Social Work Services, St Louis Public Schools
Adjunct Faculty, Brown School

Preferred registration deadline: April 10th

This workshop will be conducted in a virtual Zoom meeting online format.

3 CEUs

Statistics tell us a sobering story about children’s risk of self-harming behaviors, and assessment tools can provide valuable insights about an individual child’s risk of a suicide attempt. But how does a school social worker (or other community-based professional) best approach day-to-day interactions when providing service to a child known to be at-risk?

This workshop will provide an overview of assessment tools currently in use. We will discuss strategies for effectively partnering with the person who is the primary mental health provider, when your role is not that of therapist. Participants will explore the importance of having a protocol in place for when a tragic event (of any sort) occurs inside your facility or otherwise impacts your community. Best practices for communicating with and supporting your team will also be discussed.

This class meets the Missouri requirement for at least 2 CEUs in suicide continuing education each licensure period.

General Admission: $60**
 
Class size is limited to 75.
 
**Discounts on workshop admission are offered to the Brown School’s students, alumni, and field instructors. We also offer a discount to full-time graduate students in other programs and to our Washington University faculty/staff colleagues. No other discounts are available. Admission discounts apply automatically in your cart, based on your profile in our registration software.


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