Great Lakes Summer Institute: Mental Health in the Foster Home: Coaching Foster Parents in Suicide Prevention (July 2019)


Children in foster care are at a significantly higher risk of suicidal thoughts and action than are the general population, but foster parents typically have little to no training in basic youth mental health issues, prevention, or crisis planning. In this training, you will learn strategies for coaching foster parents on issues of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. You will develop an expanded awareness of the importance of risk factors and safety planning and be better able to coach foster parents on these topics. This training will utilize role playing, exercises, games, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.

*Trauma Certificate Elective Course*
Available CECHs: 3.0


Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM


Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684


General, MSU Alumni, Retiree, Student-MSU, Field Liaison, MSU School of Social Work Faculty, Field Instructor, DHHS Child Welfare employee, DHHS contracted private agency (FC) and (AD), Michigan Federation for Children and Families Members

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