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From Suicidal to APTacious

While death is a trying matter, knowing someone died by their own hands, in other words “suicide” sears the pain even further. The goal is to know what WE can do to prevent this act and know the coping skills or professional help needed to STOP the act of any of your children or students taking their own life.

These topics will be covered in the presentation…

 

  1. Causes and Concerns: Adolescents are faced with multiple reasons they become preoccupied with committing suicide. It is not an overnight process that suddenly causes the desire to take one’s own life.
  2. Common signs: Since suicide is typically not spontaneous, there are warning signs indicating your child may be considering taking his or her own life.
  3. Adolescent Statistics: Be aware of the frequency in adolescent suicide. Be aware of what gender and race tend to have more suicidal thoughts and attempts.
  4. Myths of Suicide: It’s been said that a person having a conversation regarding suicide is just talking. That is a myth along with several others. Don’t take a person’s conversation for granted.
  5. Prevention and APTaciousness! There are steps that can be taken to help our children and students choose a better route than suicide. The adolescent years can be stressful years. There are tips and practices we can put to use and Save Our Children.

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From Bullying to APTacious

 

“No one likes a bully” and that’s where it begins. Bullying is more than an aggressive act that has a physical element. We also encounter individuals who are passive-aggressive when they bully. While the terms have change from “being a bully” to “someone who bullies” or “the act of bullying”. The pain and harm are still there. The goal is to know what WE can do to prevent this act and know the coping skills or professional help needed to STOP  the act of any of your children or students being involved in bullying.

These topics will be covered in the presentation…

 

  1. Causes and Concerns: Children and Adolescents are faced with multiple reasons they become a person who bullies or a victim of bullying. At times there are triggers, which may cause someone to react. Other times there are multiple situations that may lead up to a bullying situation.
  2. Typical and Atypical Signs: When we think of bullying, we typically have a certain visual or thought of who may be the victim of bullying. While those conclusions can be accurate in many situations, there are many atypical situations that may surprise you. (video will be shown as example)
  3. Prevention and APTaciousness! There are steps that can be taken to help our children and students deal with bullying, reduce the act of bullying and move forward after a bullying situation. Committers and victims of bullying both need help.