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Wed, Sep 07


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Social Pragmatics and Suicide in Autistic System Involved Youth

Lisa Morgan

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Social Pragmatics and Suicide in Autistic System Involved Youth
Social Pragmatics and Suicide in Autistic System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Sep 07, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Lisa Morgan

Training Description

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.

Learning Objectives

· Explore how social pragmatics are communicated to and/or taught to autistic system involved youth in a way that can put them at risk for suicide.

· Learn how to communicate and/or model social pragmatics in an autistically culturally competent, healthy way.

· Practice communicating with autistic system involved youth and with others using culturally competent social pragmatics.


9:00-9:05am  Introduction and training information

9:05-9:30am  Autism 101 (as understood by an authentically autistic person)

9:30-9:55am  Autism and Suicide

9:55-10:15am  Autism, Suicide, and Social pragmatics

10:15-10:30am  Break (CEUs will not be offered for this time)

10:30-11:45am  Communicating with autistic youth using culturally competent, autistically affirming social pragmatics

11:45am-12pm  Questions & Answers, Evaluations, Closing

Meet Our Trainer(s)

Lisa Morgan (she/her/hers) is an autistic adult and advocate for crisis supports for the autism community.  She 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. She has a master’s degree in the Art of Teaching, which she uses in developing and presenting workshops about suicide prevention/postvention, grief/ loss, crisis support, and resources for the autism community.  She uses a trauma-informed, strength-based approach to the resources she develops for the autism community. She has a consulting business, Lisa Morgan Consulting LLC. She is a certified autism specialist who also coaches autistic adults one-on-one.  She develops workshops about autism and suicide, crisis supports, and she utilizes the latest research on unique risk factors and warning signs for the autism community.

This course meets the qualifications for (2.0) BBS CEUs 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.

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