behavioral health speaker

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Speaker for CAHelp JPA I-MTSS Symposium, Los Angeles, CA

Date(s) - Wed, 03/02/2022
10:00 am-11:30 am PST



Organization name: CAHELP JPA
Event Name: I-MTSS Symposium, 100 will be there live and more will attend by streaming
Event Location: Inland Empire, California (Los Angeles)

Topic: The Emotionally Naked Truth About Student Suicide

Audience: Special educators, instructional aides, special education students, general community service people

Description: It was a teacher who first told Anne Moss Rogers that her son, Charles, might be suffering from depression. And it was a teacher who wrote the most heartfelt note after her son died by suicide. It was also the environment that exacerbated his feelings of worthlessness. Based on the book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk, this workshop will empower teachers and youth leaders with the skills to leverage their relationships with students to reduce this threat to life. Educators will learn the cryptic and often veiled ways students cry for help, how to respond and what to do. Attendees will also learn ways to model and embed SEL competencies and facilitate connection, the foundation of suicide prevention.

Learning outcomes:

  • Real-life signs of suicide in youth and what to say/do
  • Examples of how other teachers have seamlessly built connection, mindfulness, and coping skills into their classroom culture
  • Lesser-known transitions when students are more at risk
  • Roleplay from real-life scenarios

CAHELP is a public education consortium of school districts and charter schools whose mission is the Relentless Pursuit of Whatever Works in the Life of a Child and they achieve this mission through the programs and services they provide to educators, children, students, families, and communities. They serve children annually through innovative behavioral health programs and provide school districts and charter schools with consultation, special education supports, prevention and intervention supports, and professional development. Their office consists of three primary branches of services, each providing unique services to member school districts in California: Desert/Mountain SELPA, Desert/Mountain Charter SELPA, and Desert/Mountain Children’s Center.

Integrated Multi-Tiered System of Support (I-MTSS) is a comprehensive prevention framework for improving the outcomes of all students, including students with or at-risk for disabilities, through integrated academic and behavioral support. Key components of an I-MTSS framework include:

  • Integrated continuum of research-informed practices
  • Comprehensive, data-driven decision making
  • Integrated Teaming and Coaching Structures
  • Integrated professional development
  • Additional systems to support sustained and scaled implementation

Anne Moss is co-author of the book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk

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Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk


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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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