Teachers are inundated with professional development opportunities and requirements. It is critical that the impact of suicide on schools is clearly stated, and there are data to support that impact. It is also important to include relevant information on topics that may be related to suicide (as risk factors), such as the relationship between suicide and bullying, substance abuse, and/or sexual preference.
Participants will be able to summarize basic facts and data on the prevalence of youth suicide nationally.
Participants will be able to describe general trends in suicidal behaviors for different age, gender, sexual orientation, and racial/ethnic groups.
Participants will be able to identify risk/protective factors and warning signs for youth suicide, as portrayed through video vignettes.