Suicide Prevention/Trauma Informed Care
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Audience: Superintendents, Principals, K-12 Teachers, Counselors, School Nurses, Teachers Aids, PTO Members, Parents
Description: A conversation on the mental health of todays youth: how to recognize the signs of suicide and effective ways to help a child in crisis.
- Scope and sequence on the current mental health issues
- Key factors of the decline in mental health and increase of suicide
- Signs to look for in youth and young adults contemplating suicide
- How to help a child in crisis
Presenters: Andy Maurer and Lisa Hansen
As a licensed associate marriage and family therapist in Arizona, Andy Maurer provides counseling services at The Phoenix Counseling Collective in Downtown Phoenix. As a therapist, he works primarily with couples, adults, and entrepreneurs who have experienced trauma or abuse. Andy creates trauma-informed spaces that promote healing, emotional awareness, and performance enhancement. He also works for Mending the Soul, researching and writing on the issue of abuse and trauma, as well as speaking on the issue of abuse and the rape culture. He earned both a Master of Divinity in Professional Counseling from Phoenix Seminary and a Masters in Marital Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Lisa Hansen believes there is a hidden pandemic destroying our youth. She is convinced that startling surge in suicide of youth and young adults is linked to the current child exploitation epidemic. She faced her own dilemma as she was stuck in anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts due to her childhood trauma of sexual abuse, sex trafficking and domestic abuse. She is the Education Director for Sold No More and primary author of the, Power Over Predators program, addressing sexual abuse, exploitation, child sex trafficking, Internet safety, sexting & sextortion, cyberbullying, pornography, suicide prevention and safe, supportive relationships. Power Over Predators is being used nationally to teach children how to protect themselves from abuse and give them hope for a free and healthy future.