(Okoboji) Adoption, Suicide, and Grief: One Mom’s Journey

(Okoboji) Adoption, Suicide, and Grief: One Mom’s Journey

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Date(s) - Thursday, February 18, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Good News Church


Melissa will share her own story of embarking on the adoption process and how she has navigated through along the way. Melissa will provide psychoeducation on the different types of grief, along with the tasks of grief. She will then provide foster parents with suicidality risk and protective factors, along with questions to assess suicidal behavior and directions on how to help a child who has severe suicidal ideations.

This session will provide information about suicide — myths, warning signs, risk, and protective factors. Participants will learn the Questions/Persuade/Refer (QPR) steps to help prevent suicide.

This training has been approved for 2 hours of foster parent training credit.

Instructor: Melissa Skrepak

Please print and fill out this certificate and bring it to the training. Have your caseworker and training facilitator sign the form to ensure you receive the CEUs available. Always notify your caseworker or recruiter of your intention to attend any of the training or support group events on this calendar. Acceptable proof would also include the signature of the trainer on either training materials or notes that includes the title and date of the training. Please RSVP to Tina Vande Hoef at tina.vandehoef@gmail.com or 319.429.3400.

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