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Suicide Awareness and Prevention Workshop Spring 2020
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Suicide Awareness and Prevention Workshop Spring 2020


with Walter Boomsma

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 6 pm

This two-hour awareness session will bring attendees into compliance with the recent law (LD 609) that requires all Maine school employees to receive basic suicide prevention education. The program is designed to raise awareness about suicide risk factors and warning signs and to provide information on what practical steps to take if suicide is suspected. While focused on students and youth, the information and skills you will learn are appropriate for use with anyone who might be feeling suicidal, no matter what their age. Students who attend say they feel much more confident and comfortable talking about suicide. The workshop will be conducted by Walter Boomsma who is Gatekeeper trained and NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Certified Mental Health Specialist for Youth and Adults. He is also an experienced educator and substitute elementary school teacher.

Space is limited; preference will be given to students who have completed Boomsma's Substitute Teacher Training Course. 

Call today to get on the waitlist, or register for Substitute Teacher Training HERE.

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