Help your family, children and students navigate this difficult topic with a series created by ArkansasIDEAS with an Arkansas teacher and counselor. While originally created for educators by ArkansasIDEAS, a partnership between ADE and Arkansas PBS for teacher professional development, the content has been made available as a public resource.
In this 17-part digital series broken down by topic, Shawna Burns, licensed professional counselor and founder of Seed Digging Wellness Center, shares personal stories and case studies that show the connections between those seeds, student behaviors, and the innate needs within all of us. Burns discusses the importance of recognizing suicide warning signs, being aware of risk factors, and having a plan for prevention.
This information is helpful to parents, and also includes classroom strategies for creating a safe and secure environment for students that speaks to the innate needs that are so often at the root of suicide.
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