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Suicide Awareness and Prevention: A Presentation for Caregivers and Communities

TRAILS is a youth mental health program that brings proven mental health strategies to the school setting – helping staff provide the support students need. They are offering a free virtual presentation entitled; Suicide Awareness and Prevention for Caregivers and Communities on Tuesday, February 7, from 4:30-5:45pm (Eastern) via Zoom.

No registration is required, click here to join the Zoom Meeting. (Space is limited to the first 500 attendees.)

The presentation will include:

  • An overview of suicide and suicidal behavior in children and adolescents, including risk and protective factors.

  • Guidance on identifying suicide risks and warning signs and practical steps to address them, including safety planning in the home.

  • Recommended language to use when talking about suicide.

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The presentation will be facilitated by Natalie Burns, LMSW, MA. Natalie leads the tier 3 crisis intervention work at TRAILS, and has expertise in the assessment and treatment of suicidal youth, psychosocial interventions with children and families, and suicide prevention in K-12 schools. Additionally, she has a background in infant mental health and perinatal mood disorders. Natalie also serves as a senior consultant for the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality where she trains mental health providers across US and internationally in suicide-specific assessment and intervention.

If you have any questions about this training, please contact the TRAILS Trainings Team at

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