Course Description

This course is designed for those who work with young adults in a community context.  Youth suicidality is examined through the lens of the recovery model, lived experience, and moving away from fear-based actions. Learners will self-reflect on what it means to be a supporter, gain skills on how to be proactive in prevention from a recovery perspective, and learn best-practices for healthy youth development. This course is eligible for CEU credits.

Meet Your Instructor

Technical Learning and Development Specialist

Lydia Cooper

Lydia Cooper is the Technical Learning and Development Specialist. Lydia brings to the Institute 38 years of experience in the Social Services field and over 20 years of training and adult education experience. She has been a government benefits administrator, in hospital and field services, and has worked in fundraising and marketing. Most recently Lydia served as a lead trainer and content developer working in the child welfare field with a focus on Kinship Foster Care. Lydia is a seasoned trainer on the effects of trauma on children, and how to employ the methods that will assist in their healing. She was also the Principal trainer for Caregivers seeking to foster children with Special Behavioral Health needs. As Chairperson of the Training Workgroup for the Quality Parenting Initiative, Lydia advocated for virtual learning. She has experience with learning management systems and lead the development of e-learning for resource parents in Philadelphia. Lydia was the Corporate Trainer for a major benefits provider and also served many years as a Loaned Labor Leader and Coordinator Trainer for the State Employees Combined Appeal (SECA) annual fundraising initiative. She is also a certified trainer in Effective Black Parenting and Family Group Decision Making.

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    FreeDBHIDS [Online Live] Understanding Youth Suicidality: Supporting Young People in Our Community 10/17/2022 9:00am-4:00pm

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