by Anne Moss Rogers, Kimberly H. McManama O'Brien
The purpose of this book is not to turn teachers into therapists but given the pervasive public health problem of suicide in our youth, it’s a critical conversation that all educators need to feel comfortable having.
The purpose of this book is not to turn teachers into therapists but given the pervasive public health problem of suicide in our youth, it’s a critical conversation that all educators need to feel comfortable having. Educators will learn evidence-based concepts of suicide prevention, plus lesser known innovative strategies and small culture shifts for the classroom to facilitate connection and healthy coping strategies, the foundation of suicide prevention. Included is commentary from teachers, school psychologists, experts in youth suicidology, leaders from mental health nonprofits, program directors, and students. In addition, readers will find practical tips, and sample scripts, with innovative activities that can be incorporated into teaching curricula.
You’ll learn about:
The teacher’s role in suicide prevention, intervention, postvention, collaboration
The different and often cryptic ways students indicate suicidality
What to do/say when a student tells you they are thinking of suicide
Small shifts that can create a suicide-prevention classroom/school environment
How to address a class of grieving students and the empty desk syndrome
Link to a download of resources, worksheets, activities, scripts, quizzes, and more
Who is it for:
Middle/high school teachers and educators, school counselors, nurses, psychologists, coaches, and administrators, as well as parents who wish to better understand the complex subject of youth suicide.
ISBN: 978-1-119-75830-3 August 2021 Jossey-Bass 368 Pages
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