Collaborative Safety Planning Training For Schools
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Use of Collaborative Safety Planning in Schools  


Best practice recommendations for addressing and managing suicide risk include use of a good assessment tool for determining risk and guiding intervention.  A vital next step is the collaborative development and use of a Safety Plan to help an individual to manage themselves during and following periods of crisis.  A Safety Plan is a tool and a process for working with a student and family to identify and increase the use of coping skills, social and family support and professional resources.  It is often used with people at increased risk for suicide, but is an excellent tool for use with anyone at risk for escalating crisis.  This session will provide the tools and process for implementing safety planning for supporting students at risk in Maine schools.


Prerequisite:  Completion of Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training


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