Learning Opportunity

Self-Harm and Suicidality in Children: What CAN Educators Do?

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: April Prescott
Date:September 13, 2023
Time:4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-MH-219
Focus: Mental Health and Wellness

Target Audience

Teachers, School-based Administrators, Instructional/Learning Coaches, Inclusive Learning Teachers, Educational/Instructional Assistants

About this Learning Opportunity

In this presentation, April will review the signs and causes of self-harm in children. There will be a review of what educators can do to assist children who are struggling, including making the appropriate referral as needed. This session will not replace medical or professional advice, but will equip the educator with the knowledge to feel confident in how to approach a child in need. Participants will leave with a better understanding of self-harm, suicidality, and how their role in the classroom and school can be a support to the child.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

About the Facilitator

April Prescott

My name is April Prescott, and when I was ten years old, I spent my summer holidays teaching to my stuffed animals—they were a captive audience and solidified my dream to become a teacher! I went on to work as an Educational Assistant for St Albert Public Schools for five years until I achieved my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alberta. While... Read more »