In person: Pre-conference workshop and Keynote Speaker at the 2022 Virginia School Safety Training Forum

Date(s) - Tue, 07/25/2022-07/26/2022
12:00 am EDT




Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, Virginia, 23666


School Safety Pre-Conference Workshop and Keynote, in person

Conference details here

  • Preconference Workshop: Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention, 3.5 hours (description below)
  • Keynote topic title: Turning Pain into Purpose, 1 hour

Speaker Website: AnneMossRogers.com

Register here for the Preconference Workshop 

Preconference Workshop Session Description

Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention

Participants will have the opportunity to hear firsthand from Anne Moss Rogers, and work through scenarios and discussions to strengthen their ability to gain insight, tools, and resources to work through one of the most difficult topics those working with students face.  This 3.5-hour training will focus on three parts:

Part I – Prevention

  • Signs to look for in young people ages 6-25. What to look for in artwork, on social media sites, and papers kids write.
  • A review of case studies of how teachers have integrated coping and critical thinking into their curriculum and how that helps kids build resilience and coping skills.
  • Creating a suicide safe environment

Part II – Intervention

  • What to say, what to do, scripts, and role-playing on how to respond.
  • Examples of protocols in school settings.
  • Scripts for effectively and supportively addressing conversations and situations with students in an age-appropriate and sensitive way.
  • What to say to parents, laying the groundwork to normalize these conversations, and actual scripted responses to difficult questions.

Part III- Postvention

  • The top errors most administrators make after a school suicide that can put other vulnerable students at risk.
  • How to support staff and students in their grief after suicide of a teacher or student.
  • What to do and say to the parent of a deceased child.
  • What educators can say to students who accuse teachers of holding back or lying when the parent has asked that the cause of death not be disclosed.
  • How to prevent contagion and cohort suicide.
  • Memorial guidelines and creating a commemoration policy.

About the presenter:

Anne Moss Rogers is an emotionally naked® public speaker, TEDx storyteller, certified suicide prevention trainer, NAMI Virginia board member, and the award-winning author of Diary of a Broken Mind. After her 20-year-old son, Charles died by suicide on June 5, 2015, Anne Moss chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral, and her blog, Emotionally Naked, has reached millions.  Her second book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk, with co-writer Dr. Kimberly O’Brien was published August 24, 2021, through Wiley Publishing.

She has been featured in the New York Times and was the first non-clinician ever invited to speak on suicide at the National Institute of Mental Health. A UNC-Chapel Hill alumna, Anne Moss currently lives in Richmond, VA with her husband. Her surviving son, Richard, is a filmmaker in LA.

She delivers in-person and virtual professional development training for teachers, inspires young people through speaking at schools and on college campuses, captures hearts and delivers hope at conferences and summits.


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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health 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 addiction 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 mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, 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. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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