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MESPA Institute is still on despite the weather! Travel safely and we will see you there! Join us for the professional development event of the year! On February 6-8, 2019, you will be joined by 450+ of your colleagues for an incredible experience. With presentations from EIGHT incredible thought leaders, more than 25 sessions rooted in mental health, innovation, education equity, and leadership development, MESPA Speaks performances by your own colleagues, a Makerspace and Therapy Dog Showcase, an Unconference in which you guide your own learning, and 80+ education-based exhibits, how could you go wrong?

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Thursday, February 7 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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. Certificates of attendance will be distributed after the session.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Hommerding

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 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.



Thursday February 7, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
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