Early Warning Signs and Suicide Prevention Best Practices in Children and Youth

January 23, 2024 - January 24, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 PM EST.

Online via Zoom

Contact: Liz Williams - josaitis@msu.edu or 810-691-4442


Early Warning Signs and Suicide Prevention Best Practices in Children and Youth

2 part session

Attendees will learn strategies, interventions, accommodations and modifications to help students flourish emotionally and socially in school settings and in the community. The presenter will describe sings and symptoms of mental illness in children and youth, including developmental differences from infant and early childhood through transition age youth. Resources will be shared to help educators, families and other professionals connect children and youth with appropriate levels of care when needed. A comprehensive school wide toolkit for prevention, intervention and postvention of suicide and will be discussed and shared with participants.

Presenters: Deborah Cavitt



The Great Lakes ROTA-RC is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide training and technical assistance (TA) to the rural communities of Health and Human Services Region 5:  Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Collaboratively, we develop and strengthen community capacity to prevent, treat, and support recovery for opioid use disorder and other mental health and substance use disorders, using a whole family/whole community approach to provide culturally appropriate educational opportunities. For more information, please visit the Michigan Substance Use Prevention Education and Recovery (MiSUPER) website.


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