(West Salem) School-Based Suicide Prevention Training

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Agency: CESA 4
Agency Assistant: Mary Devine (608) 786-4800
Location: CESA #4
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669
Facility: Heritage A/B
10/25/2019 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Registration at 8:00 AM

(West Salem) School-Based Suicide Prevention Training

October 25, 2019
8:30 am-3:30 pm; Registration 8:00-8:30 am

923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI  54669

Workshop Contact:
Carol Zabel, CESA #10
(715) 720-2145;

NEW! Updated Curriculum - Presented by Wisconsin DPI Educational Consultants

Among Wisconsin youth, suicide is the second leading cause of death and accounts for almost 1 in 5 of all deaths. State law requires school districts to provide specific classroom instruction in youth suicide prevention and to annually notify staff about the Department of Public Instruction’s resources. The workshop helps participants understand the scope of youth suicide and what schools can do to reduce suicidal acts and thoughts among students. Participants learn about the prevalence of youth suicide, risk and protective factors, comprehensive prevention programs, and crisis intervention.

This workshop is not intended to train all school staff, but prepares teams of pupil services staff, health educators, and administrators to plan, prevent, and intervene at their schools. Action planning is integrated into all phases of the training program. A model workshop for all school staff is provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring their suicide crisis response plans for discussion and revision.

Participants will:

  • Understand the prevalence of youth suicide
  • Discuss legal requirements
  • Gain knowledge and skills to improve classroom instruction at the middle and high school level
  • Create a local action plan based on a 3-tiered prevention and intervention model to reduce suicide among youth

Online Registration: West Salem:

Link to the new, updated curriculum:

See the DPI website for more info:

Audience: Pupil Services Staff, Health Educators, Administrators, and others concerned about youth suicide

Cost: $50.00 per person (School teams are encouraged)
Includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack

Send payment to: CESA #4, 923 East Garland Street, West Salem, WI 54669
ATTN: Mary Devine

PLEASE include and clearly define: Participant name, exact name of workshop, and date, with all checks or purchase
orders. Thank you!

Registration Information: Contact Mary Devine, CESA #4;  (800) 514-3075

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event, unless otherwise stated in the event details. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Dietary Restrictions: CESA #4 will make every attempt to accommodate dietary restrictrions as noted in a user's MyQuickReg profile; however, we encourage anyone with a dietary restriction or preference to bring food items in case the event menu cannot fully accommodate. Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Additional Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.