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What You Will Learn

How does an educator know whether a student is “just venting” or legitimately contemplating suicide?

School-age suicide statistics are staggering! According to a 2018 Centers for Disease Controls (CDC) report, the suicide rate among American youth ages 10 to 17 increased by 70 percent from 2006 to 2016! And, among girls ages 15 to 19, the suicide rate reached its highest point in 40 years. It is now the third highest cause of death for young people in the United States pointing to the desperate need for earlier intervention efforts for this vulnerable population.

During this 90-minute webinar, presenter Kim Johancen will give you tools and strategies to determine if a student or a co-worker -- may be at risk of suicide. Attendees will gain skills and strategies to assist a student or a co-worker who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts. Attendees will also understand the overwhelming pain those considering suicide are facing. Discover the risk factors and the very real contagion risk. Finally, attendees will be encouraged to challenge their own beliefs and attitudes about suicide in order to build competency in their ability to administer mental health first aid to others.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why suicide is a problem and what the risks are in vulnerable populations
  • Discover the connections between trauma and suicidal thinking
  • Know the additional risk factors
  • Explore models for assessment and intervention
  • See what an intervention involves
  • Understand what protective factors are
  • Explore protocols what’s working, what needs improving


You Will Also Receive

The 29.00 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant via the email address provided at registration.


Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Kim Johancen, LPC progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.


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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.
$295

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

RECORDED: Single-Use Version
Grade Levels: 3-12

RECORDED DVD
Grade Levels: 3-12

You will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar will be sent separately. Simply click the link at the scheduled time and follow the instructions.


Kim Johancen, LPC
About the Presenter

Kim Johancen is a licensed professional counselor with over twenty years of experience working with clients who have experienced trauma. Her career includes working with adolescent and adult survivors dealing with complicated grief and loss - including sexual trauma, relationship loss, individuals and families who have been impacted by suicide, and clients struggling with self-injury. In addition to seeing adolescents, adults, and families, Kim also has experience facilitating both small and large groups including crisis debriefings at local agencies in Durango, Colorado where she resided until recently. Kim has been invited to present at numerous conferences and seminars both locally and nationally and has presented her work on self-injury at Harvard University and her work with suicidal patients at Stony Brook University in New York. In addition to her clinical work Kim has also been asked to contribute a chapter to Matthew Selekman's Adolescent and Young Adult Self-Harming Treatment Manual and has published over nine articles with the American Counseling Association. Kim currently has a column on the ACA website and continues to offer both counseling and consultation services to various agencies both nationally and locally.