This FREE 5-part virtual series will introduce parents/caregivers to:
- Youth suicide prevention, awareness and resources
- Provide information as to what suicide looks like in the Lehigh Valley
- Provide a framework for the interconnectedness of mental health and substance use and abuse
- Provide an overview of “Question, Persuade, Refer”, a suicide prevention training
- A portrait of trauma and how it affects our children.
JOIN US for one or all five modules. Each virtual session will utilize the Zoom electronic platform or you can dial into the session. Sessions will take place from 6:00pm-7:00pm (presentation will occur from 6:00pm-6:45pm with Q&A discussion from 6:45pm-7:00pm.
We understand this is a highly sensitive topic and a breakout room will be available for those who would like to speak with a mental health professional during the presentation.
Wednesday, May 3rd , 2023: Module #1 – Impact & Perspectives from a Youth & Parent
A parent and student tell their story of struggle and resilience. Learn about Aevidum – A School based organization that empowers youth to shatter the silence surrounding depression, suicide, and other issues facing teens. Aevidum inspires schools and communities to adopt cultures of care and support.
Meeting ID: 819 7971 5606 and Passcode: 125952
Wednesday, May 10th , 2023: Module #2 – Suicide Myths/Facts – What Does Suicide Look Like in the Lehigh Valley
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Lehigh County and Northampton County Suicide Prevention Task Force will present Myths, Facts and data about suicide in the Lehigh Valley, the state and the nation.
Meeting ID: 891 5859 4450 and Passcode: 638676
Wednesday, May 17th , 2023: Module #3 – HELP – What You Need to Know and Where Can You Get Help; Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Resources
An overview of the children’s mental health system, drug and alcohol systems and school resources.
Meeting ID: 841 6205 3144 and Passcode: 006384
Wednesday, May 24th , 2023: Module #4 – Question, Persuade & Refer (QPR) Training overview: Suicide Prevention Instruction
Ask a question, save a life. QPR is an easy-to-learn process that helps you recognize the early warning signs of suicide and get professional help for people who need it. Learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, including verbal, behavioral and situational clues.
Meeting ID: 832 6413 9045 and Passcode: 495864
Wednesday, May 31st , 2023: Module #5 – Trauma – It’s More Than What You Think
Individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening with lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being. Learn about trauma informed approaches and resilience building and what we can do as parents.
Meeting ID: 812 8437 6313 and Passcode: 124420
Interested in other mental health resources for students and families, please click here.
This FREE suicide prevention education series is sponsored by a proud collaboration between Communities in Schools, Aevidum, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Department of Human Services in both Lehigh and Northampton Counties and the Northampton County Suicide Prevention Task Force and The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Lehigh County.