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Mental Health Taskforce

  1. Violence Threat Assessment – Planning and Response Live Webinar

    April 24, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Webinar

    Knowing how to respond to a threat is a tremendous challenge. After a violent incident, it is not uncommon to find that many different people were aware of clues that an attack was being planned. Yet, without the proper mechanism to gather information and assess the situation, prevention is nearly impossible. This webinar provides a communication and decision-making model to help businesses, schools, organizations and communities become proactive in their management of threats. Strategies to help you identify, assess, and manage individuals who make threats will be explored.

  2. Self-Injury Behavior in Youth – Issues and Strategies

    April 27, 9:00 AM - April 28, 4:00 PM @ Hampton Inn & Suites Addison

    Self-injury refers to deliberate, self-inflicted tissue damage, such as cutting or burning. Self-injury has reached alarming proportions; studies show that 14-24% of adolescents and young adults have engaged in this behavior at least once, with a quarter of these reporting current, chronic self-injury. Helping professionals are therefore increasingly encountering young people who are involved w/self-injury. This workshop will begin with a general overview to assist participants in understanding the experience and motivations of adolescents who intentionally injure themselves. The content will then focus on practical strategies for working with youth struggling w/this complex issue. Participants will leave this workshop w/increased insight regarding self-injury behavior in youth and a framework for effective intervention. This is an intro-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service /health care professionals, counselors, parents and anyone seeking understnd