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Thursday, February 24 • 11:00am - 12:45pm
! A Protocol for Schools to address Suicidal Ideation amongst Students

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In recent years the importance of child and adolescent mental health has been discussed in many forums, including within the education sector. Schools are vital as they provide an important opportunity for the identification of mental health concerns. It is not unusual, over a career working within a school setting, to experience a time when staff need to meet the immediate mental health needs of a student and/or maintain their safety. Educators play a critical role in identifying risk for suicide and supporting youth to seek help when expressing suicidal thoughts or behaviour. However, school staff often report feeling uncertain about how to best support a student in these circumstances.
A School-based Suicidal Ideation Response Protocol (SI Protocol) was launched in August 2019 and is highlighted in the Alberta Government’s Pathways to hope: best practices in suicide prevention for Alberta schools (April 2020). It offers a standardized and structured approach for school teachers/support staff, school mental health providers, and school administrators. Each specific response pattern contains a step-by-step process for responding to a distressed student, with activities that are appropriate to the person’s role and training. Implementation of the SI Protocol is supported by online training (freely available through the Alberta Health Services Mental Health Online Resources for Educators website; https://more.hmhc.ca). 
The SI Protocol can be adopted by an individual, a school, or across a school authority. Between 2019 and 2021 a number of school authorities across Alberta have implemented the SI Protocol and conducted training with staff. They have provided positive feedback about its impact to date._
This presentation will provide an overview of the SI Protocol, describe the benefits experienced by early adopters, and highlight the evaluation findings to date.This presentation will benefit you if you:
- are interested in improving your comfort or confidence in addressing suicidal ideation, 
- want a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities within the school setting related to suicide intervention, and 
- want to provide the most appropriate response for a student and their family.

Speakers
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April Elliot

April Elliot: April has worked in education for the past seventeen years as a teacher, school counsellor, and consultant. She is currently a school psychologist with Rocky View Schools.
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Michelle Deen

Michelle Deen: Michelle has over seventeen years of experience as a special education teacher and school psychologist, has worked in several school boards within Alberta (currently with Rocky View Schools), and has served on various province-wide committees with a focus on mental... Read More →



Thursday February 24, 2022 11:00am - 12:45pm MST
Zoom Room 90