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This webinar illuminates what administrators and teachers can actually do to prevent suicide, to intervene with suicidal young people, and to effectively respond in the aftermath of a suicide. The presenters, Dr. Scott Poland, Dr. Douglas Flemons, and Dr. Donna Poland, will share their extensive knowledge from both mental-health and administrative viewpoints.

Dr. Poland, Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office, created this important video on the issue of self-injury. In "Self-Injury: Testimony, Insight, and Critical Issues," participants will gain insight into the incidence of self-injury and associated risk factors, the new breed of self-injury, the relationship between self-injury and suicide, and major theories related to self-injury. Focus will also be on hearing from those who have struggled with self-injury. Open the "Training Videos" tab to watch the video now.

Composer and Performer of "Beauty that Remains": Shawn Snyder

Drs. Flemons and Poland use Dr. Thomas Joiner’s theoretical ideas about murder-suicide to discuss the Germanwings pilot who purposefully crashed a plane with 144 passengers and 6 crewmembers.

Responding to “13 Reasons Why”: Recommendations for International School Counselors, a webinar hosted by the International School Counselor Association (ISCA), highlights the primary downfalls of the Netflix original Series 13 Reasons Why. Additionally. Dr. Scott Poland reviews the warning signs of suicide, emphasizes the importance of establishing a suicide prevention team at schools, and stresses the need for teachers to know the facts about suicide risk. Dr. Poland also outlines the questions that are vital for school counselors to ask. Please visit http://iscainfo.com/webinar/ to view the hour-long webinar as well as to access relevant resources.