Restoring Hope to Youth in Play: Suicide Assessment, Treatment & Prevention
Friday, May 12th, 2023 – 9am to 4:30pm
Presenters: Leslie Baker, LMFT & Mary Ruth Cross, LMFT
Distance Learning – Via Zoom
This Course Qualifies for the BBS 6 hr Suicide Prevention Requirement
The Centers for Disease Control ranked Suicide the 8th leading cause of death for children 5-11 years old (CDC, 2021). According to the California Department of Public Health and the CDC, suicides among children, adolescents, and young adults ages 5-24 were 6500 in the United States. (California Dept. of Public Health, Death Statistical Master Files & CDC WONDER Online Database, 2021). This demonstrates the need for workshops to train clinicians and school based clinicians to use play to address assessment, treatment, and prevention with play.
Studies indicate that the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with distress, anxiety, fear of contagion, depression, and insomnia in the general population leading to an increase in the mental health crisis. Covid-19 and its variants contributed to the need for play interventions within services, particularly for children with suicidal ideation and suicidal behaviors. Training service providers in play and how to recognize, treat and prevent suicidal behaviors like self-harm, for example, can make a difference in saving lives. Another key aspect of suicide-prevention services is parents, caregivers, and teachers to whom we must provide psychoeducation and training to teach skills so they can also be involved in supporting youth in prevention and healing.
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2023 October 10-15 Annual APT International Conference
Save the date! Program and registration details will be available in May 2023.
Here is a list of some of our most popular training:
(Date to be announced)
Are you kidding? An Introduction to Play Therapy
Child Centered Play Therapy
Law and Ethics: What Play Therapists and Counselors Need to Know
Playing Around: Integrating Play Into Child Therapy
Playful Expressions In Supervision
Play Therapy Techniques
Relational Sandtray Therapy In the Playroom
Riding the Merry-Go- Round: Navigating Family Relationships Through Play Therapy
And so much more…
All in person course are held at Treeehouse Family Counseling Services from 9:00am to 4:30pm. There are no in person trainings scheduled at this time.
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Mary Ruth Cross