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Reducing Suicide Risk With Safety Plans

September is Suicide Awareness Month. When children in distress express suicidal thoughts or feelings, therapists often work with them —and their parents— to create what is called a safety plan. A safety plan is a document that spells out a series of things the child agrees to do, if they feel overwhelmed, to keep from harming themselves. Parents agree to things they will do to make their child’s environment safer.

This collection of articles from the Child Mind Institute explains how safety planning can help deter teen suicides, which are often impulsive, by steering kids away from harming themselves until the urge passes. With teenage depression and anxiety on the rise, it’s important for all of us to be proactive when children are in distress.

To see the individual articles in the collection and connect with them in English or Spanish, come here.

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ASK RESOURCE CENTER NEWS

ASK Resource Center

ASK (Access for Special Kids) Resource Center is the federally funded Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) for the state of Iowa. ASK serves families that have children with disabilities, their youth, and the professionals that work with them. ASK has created a page with interesting news and information on topics such as dyslexia, top 6 questions on the Individualized Education Program (IEP), 10 things to know before you fly, promoting the independence of children who are turning 18, how to access pre-employment transition services, and many more. Check it out here!

Webinars

Sharing Information about State Assessments with Families of Children with Disabilities

CPIR joins with the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) as the first action step in a collaboration to develop and share user-friendly information about state assessments with families of children with disabilities. This webinar focuses on NCEO's new (and quite amazing!) resource, the Participation Communications Toolkit. The highly customizable toolkit is designed for stakeholders to use in discussing and making decisions about how children with disabilities will participate in state assessments. The webinar highlights the role that Parent Centers can play in supporting the family's role as one of the primary decision makers about their child's participation. It's also available in Spanish.

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Buzz | Back in the School Saddle

As the school year really gets going, it's a good time to revisit several resources that will prove useful: talking about state assessments with parents, OSEP's numerous reopening resources, and webinars about developing IEPs or providing compensatory services to children with disabilities. We're also pleased to share with you two mental health resources relevant to schools and families.

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