The purpose of this full-day workshop is to provide information on and training in current best practices in school-based suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. The first portion of the workshop will focus on universal school-based suicide prevention programs for all students in a given population (e.g., all students in a particular grade level; all students in a school). Information will be provided on a variety of topics, including current statistics and demographic data on youth suicide; risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs; prominent myths that impede effective prevention efforts; ethical and legal issues in school-based suicide prevention; and the advantages and challenges of school-wide screening procedures.
The second portion of the workshop will focus on school-based assessment and intervention for at-risk and high-risk students. Recent advances in understanding suicide will also be reviewed, including recent developments in “ideation-to-action” models of suicidal behavior and their implications for suicide risk assessment and prevention in schools. Additionally, current controversies in youth suicide prevention and intervention, including effects of medication on suicidal behavior, will be discussed.
The third portion of the workshop will focus on postvention procedures, which refer to a series of preplanned activities that are put in place by schools in those rare but tragic situations in which a student dies by suicide. The primary goals of postvention procedures are to assist individuals with immediate coping skills and to prevent any additional suicides, and practical information will be provided to help those attending this workshop meet both goals. Current recommended practices in school-based postvention will be provided, including a presentation on which postvention activities to implement and which to avoid.
David N. Miller, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of School Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York and the immediate Past-President of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), the oldest and largest membership organization in the U.S. devoted to understanding and preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it. He is the author of the book Child and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: School-Based Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters on youth suicide and school-based suicide prevention. He has extensive clinical experience working with children and adolescents exhibiting suicidal behavior, as well as other emotional and behavioral problems, in both public and alternative school settings.
|8:00am - 8:30am
|8:30am - 11:30
|11:30am - 12:30pm
||Lunch (Provided by ISCA)
|12:30pm - 3:30pm
|3:30pm - 4:00pm
|Distribution of PD/CEs
Embassy Suites Rosemont
5500 N River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Member of ISCA-$95
Special Administrator Registration Fee:
Any ROE, Superintendent, Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean who registers jointly with an
ISCA member can register at the ISCA member rate. Please call the ISCA office at 815-787-0515 to get this deal for your administrator!
Self-parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the hotel at a fee of $15.00 per day with in/out privileges.
Cancellation Policy. Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20 administration fee. No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If ISCA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund. ISCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. ISCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. ISCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case ISCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.