NE Youth Suicide Prevention Training E-Session
Online (ACA, New England's Zoom)
Wednesday, February 01, 2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Youth Suicide Prevention Training
*This e-session is FULL and registration is now CLOSED.*
Based on three SAMHSA Nationally Recognized Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) youth suicide prevention programs, this training uses video, discussion and role-play to enable participants to feel comfortable identifying signs and symptoms of youth suicide and how to assist a camper who may be suicidal.
This course will be presented by trainers from the Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston.
For more information about the Emotional Backpack project, you can visit here.
About the trainers
Keenisha Protho is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Texas with 10 plus years of experience in the field of social work. Originally from Northwest Indiana, Keenisha started her career as a contracted case manager working with families who lost their children to Child Protective Services to regain custody of their children in 2012. Keenisha received a Bachelor and Maters of Social Work from Indiana University. Over the years, Keenisha has gained a wealth of knowledge in her experience as a Family Support Specialist, CPS case worker, Advocacy Coordinator, Community Educator, PRN therapist and Behavior Specialist. As a Professional Development Specialist, Keenisha enjoys training school personnel and other youth interfacing staff and agencies on topics such as youth mental health and youth suicide prevention.
Sharifa J. Charles serves as a Professional Development Specialist for the Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America – Greater Houston. She is charged with creating and providing high impact, enriching and culturally sensitive mental and behavioral health professional development opportunities to school districts and community organizations throughout the city of Houston. To date, she has provided mental and behavioral health trainings in over 25 districts, countless youth serving organizations across the Greater Houston Area. Ms. Charles has also been deployed to Hurricane ravaged communities like Bay County Florida and the United States Virgin Islands to provide professional development trainings to counselors and first responders. Throughout her professional career, Sharifa has proudly worked for or collaborated with countless CBOS, government agencies and NGOs. She brings an extensive background in program implementation, capacity building, training and facilitation within diverse vulnerable populations throughout the City of Houston and beyond.