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Thursday, February 6 • 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Suicide Prevention: What You Need to Know

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Participants will understand their role in evidence-informed best practices for suicide prevention in the school setting, including:
  • How your personal bias plays a role in suicide prevention
  • Warning signs of suicide
  • What to say and what not to say
  • Next steps after a report of suicide
This 1-hour session can count towards your suicide prevention CEU requirement for teacher re-licensure. Be sure to sign in during the session for documentation. Certificates of attendance will be distributed after the session. You must attend the full hour to receive credit.

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Liz Hommerding

MSW, LICSW School Social Worker for 11 years with New London-Spicer Schools; MSSWA (MN School Social Workers Assn) Region 11 Representative and Past President for MSSWA.
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Stephanie Ochocki

DSW, LICSW District Social Worker Anoka-Hennepin Schools, representing MSSWA (MN School Social Workers Association) Past President and Midwest Representative on School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) board of directors.

Thursday February 6, 2020 3:35pm - 4:35pm CST
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