Educator Resources Section 1c: Slides and Presentations
Section 1: Resources for Educators
c. SLIDE SETS AND PRESENTATIONS FOR EDUCATORS
Suicide Prevention: Saving Lives One Community at a Time
This presentation contains facts sheets, statistics and risk factors for depression and suicide, dispels popular myths on the subject, and highlights the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) research and education programs. It also provides advice to individuals who are faced with someone in their life who may be contemplating suicide.
Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth: A Workshop for Professionals Who Serve Youth
This presentation is designed to assist staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Topics covered include suicidal behavior among LGBT youth, risk and protective factors for suicidal behavior, strategies to reduce risk, and ways to increase school or agency cultural competence.
Mental Health Units of Instruction: Suicide Prevention Grades 6-8 by the Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. This unit of instruction is designed to help teachers and pupil services personnel implement up to a week-long set of lessons that provides the essential knowledge and skills in suicide prevention. In order to implement this set of lessons you will need to use the video from the curriculum “S.O.S: Signs of Suicide Middle School Program.”
Harvard School of Public Health - Means Matter Campaign
The site offers slide set presentations about lethal means restriction suicide prevention campaigns as well as materials regarding the importance of addressing suicide means. The site has sections about facts, taking action, FAQs, programs, bibliography, useful links, and a section with brochures and presentations available for download. The site contains a presentation about lethal means restriction.
Mental Health Toolkit #2: Addressing Anxiety in Youth
10 slide presentation on anxiety, includes symptoms and brain science associated with anxiety. Includes 2 case studies which could be helpful instruction for educators of all levels. This material was developed by Janice DeFrances, Ed.D and Patricia Pezzullo, Ph.D of the Associates in Educational Psychology (AEP).
Mental Health Toolkit #3 Addressing Depression through Student Support Team
11 slide presentation around prevalence of depression and steps educators can take to provide support for young people. This would be useful for an administrator concerned about the mental health of the students in one's educational institution and includes case studies and activities for audience to brainstorm problem solving. This material was developed by Janice DeFrances, Ed.D and Patricia Pezzullo, Ph.D of the Associates in Educational Psychology (AEP).
Mental Health Toolkit #4: Adjustment Disorders
This 12 slide presentation includes signs of clinical importance around anxiety and phobias. Includes description of causes and treatments and provides recommendations for the classroom and school level. This material was developed by Janice DeFrances, Ed.D and Patricia Pezzullo, Ph.D of the Associates in Educational Psychology (AEP).
Suicide Prevention for Adolescents Click on 5th bullet for a presentation entitled "Suicide Prevention: Providing Sanctuary for Adolescents in Crisis, Mass Dept of Mental Health Tewksbury, MA". This suicide prevention presentation has 46 slides on suicide prevention for adolescents developed by Dr. Nancy Rappaport at Cambridge Hospital. It covers statistics, means, risk factors, psychological components (depression and mood disorders), as well as strategies for prevention.