Counseling & Special Ed
Course No. SS404U, SS504U
Suicide continues to claim the lives of many individuals. Suicidal behavior and actual suicide is one of the leading causes of death among youth, ages 15 to 24. Even more alarming is the increase in suicidal behavior among the population at large. The teenage years can be turmoil and frequently include mood swings and sadness. Depression is common and can be serious when prolonged. Regardless of age, people who are depressed have a higher risk of suicidal behavior.
Many educators feel inadequately trained and unable to be a part of preventing this tragic ending of a life. This course will emphasize strategies and interventions to support students exhibiting suicidal behavior. By reading a chosen book, analyzing case studies and completing workbook assignments, you will learn verbal and nonverbal warning signs of suicidal behavior.
This class is recommended for all educators, specialists, administrators, and support personnel.
|We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering.||Syllabus|
- Identified signs of suicidal behavior in the student population.
- Recognized verbal and nonverbal warnings as they relate to suicide.
- Developed strategies to aid in decreasing suicidal risk among students.
- Listed suicidal indicators and specific intervention strategies for each one.
- Organized a referral list of support agencies and individuals.
- Assessed appropriate interventions and integrated them into classroom routines.
- Developed a school wide post-intervention plan including a Response Team approach.
A course manual may be downloaded, from the instructor’s website at http://www.michaelsedler.com/ without charge, once you have registered for this course. Click on classes, from there scroll down the page and click on the orange lettering ‘Manual’ next to the class “Youth Suicide”. It will download as a PDF. While there is no fee for the manual, you may have to pay in order to order a book from the bibliography. Or, you may borrow one from a friend or check one out at the public library for free.