Session Detail


Teen Suicide Prevention Symposium
16th Annual Teen Suicide Prevention Symposium




Suicide is regarded as the "preventable epidemic" among youth in Texas and in the nation. An average of 1 person every 13.7 minutes dies by suicide in our country. The Suicide Prevention Symposium brings together educators and community members in a forum to take action and help save the lives of challenged youth through awareness, intervention, and prevention. CEU credits will be available. Breakfast and lunch will be provided in addition to multiple resources and exhibitors who offer services and support. A proclamation from the city of Waco will be presented to ESC Region 12 and partners for this important event. Dr. Scott Poland, a nationally recognized suicidologist, will be the keynote speaker.

Important Session Information:


According to the Youth Behavioral Survey, teens across the nation have a suicide attempt rate of 7%. In Texas, that rate is almost double at 12%. Suicide has become the second-leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. The Suicide Prevention Symposium is an annual event that brings together educators and community members in a forum to take action and help save the lives of challenged youth through awareness, intervention, and prevention. Community mental health experts will share research and experience-based information and local counselors and practitioners will explore resources to help keep our children safe. Breakfast and lunch will be provided in addition to multiple resources and exhibitors who offer services and support.

A light breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 am. Lunch will be served on-site. 
Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Friday, June 18, 2021
Session ID:
197706
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
Seats Available:
200
Fee:
$90.00
Contact Person:
Jeni Janek
Instructor(s):
Various Contracted Instructors
Date Time Location
6/17/2021 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM ESC Region 12
2101 W Loop 340, Waco, 76712


ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212