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Educator Resources

Educators play many roles within a school and are often the first to notice a student in crisis. LifeAct has compiled the below resources to assist instructors in their mission to help promote teen mental health.

A 2019 study concluded one of the most important predictors of lower suicide attempt rates in high school students was positive youth-adult connections widely spread across the school.

You can be a protective factor in a student’s life by promoting optimal mental health through honest discussion of depression and suicidal ideation. LifeAct is here to help you start this discussion with students, families and your fellow educators.

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Resilience during the COVID-19 crisis

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During this webinar, Dr. Poland will provide key insights and guidance while reviewing implementation strategies that will help educators, parents and school leaders to adapt and cope during this medical crisis. He will review how stress can be managed and overcome to help our students and children learn while at home. Practical ideas and solutions will be offered, while leaving time to ask Dr. Poland how you can remain resilient during your own individual circumstance.

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Stress and trauma informed care in educational settings

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Did you know that one out of every four children attending school has been exposed to traumatic events? Traumatic stress can come from varying sources, including but not limited to: bullying, abuse, neglect, divorce, the death of a loved one, violence, hunger and homelessness. • Youth mental health: prevalence, disorders and symptoms • The nature of trauma, incident rates and impact • Stress and its effects in education • What is Trauma Informed Care? Principles, goals and guidelines to follow • Trauma Informed Care interventions and challenges

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Suicide Prevention Training

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A training in awareness and prevention of suicide. • Providing information and education about suicide • Providing Ohio-specific data to suicide • Understand signs and behaviors and identify action steps • Reviewing resources that are available

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The increasing incidence of teen suicide

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Presented by Dr. Carly Wilbur, UH Pediatrician, psi Medical Director. Dr. Wilbur dives into the impact of suicide on our teens, how it affects a person’s medical makeup, signs/symptoms, and what educators need to be on the lookout for in their schools. Lastly but most importantly, Dr. Wilbur offers some preventive measures to optimize safety through prevention strategies. • Define suicide (attempted vs. completed) • Medical awareness and brain development of suicide patients • Explore trends in youth suicide incidence • Identify risk factors • Outline approaches to optimize safety/prevention

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