Wed, Oct 12|
Risk Factors, Warning Signs, & Suicide Prevention for Autistic System Involved Youth
Time & Location
Oct 12, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
About the Event
The training will educate participants about the importance of teaching and communicating social pragmatics in a culturally competent way for system involved autistic youth. Training participants will learn strategies for responding to autistic foster youth and/or system involved youth to who may be at risk for suicide so that they can support improved outcomes for autistic system involved youth, including ways to help autistic system involved youth advocate for themselves in a healthy way. A power point presentation will accompany share lived experience by an autistic adult.
Participants will be able to:
· Identify at least 2 unique risk factors and warning signs of suicide for autistic people.
· Explain how to both identify and support autistic system involved youth in crisis through effective communication.
· Apply at least 1 strategy learned through practicing supporting autistic system involved youth through real-life scenarios.
9:00-9:05am Introduction and training information
9:05-10:15am Autism 101 (as understood by an authentically autistic person)
Unique risk factors of autistic people
Warning signs of suicide for autistic people
10:15-10:30am BREAK (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
10:30-11:30am What’s different about an autistic person in crisis?
Communicating with autistic youth in crisis
Supporting autistic youth in crisis
11:30-11:45am Interactive practice on communicating with and supporting autistic youth in crisis using real-life scenarios.
11:45am-12:00pm Questions & Answers/Wrap-Up and Course Evaluations
Meet Our Trainer(s)
Lisa Morgan (she/her/hers), an autistic adult and advocate for crisis supports for the autism community. I started advocating after the suicide loss of both my husband and nephew in 2015 by writing books, speaking, and founding the first ever Autism and Suicide committee at the American Association of Suicidology. I have a master’s degree in the Art of Teaching, which I use in developing and presenting workshops about suicide prevention / postvention, grief / loss, crisis support, and resources for the autism community. I use a trauma-informed, strength-based approach to the resources I develop for the autism community.
I have a consulting business, Lisa Morgan Consulting LLC. I am a certified autism specialist who also coaches autistic adults one-on-one. I develop workshops about autism and suicide, crisis supports, and I utilize the latest research on unique risk factors and warning signs for the autism community.
This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) BBS CE Hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.