Magnolia State School Counselor Association announces regional workshops; Register by Jan. 31

Magnolia State School Counselor Association announces spring regional workshops happening Feb. 7-9. Registration deadline is Jan. 31.

The title for the workshops is From Risk Assessment to Information Gathering: Changing the Way we Support Suicide Intervention.

Presenter will be Ben Handrich, M.S, ASCA Trainer, a school counselor from South Salem High in Salem, Oregon.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify school counselors’ appropriate role in the suicide information-gathering process
  • Effectively advocate for a shift from suicide risk assessments to information-gathering tools in your school and district
  • Discuss legal and ethical complications of suicide risk assessments
  • Explain best practices, including gathering information and relaying information to parents/guardians
  • Access the ASCA Information-Gathering Tool: Suicide Concern and implement it in your school and district
  • Collaborate with fellow educators to identify suicide-prevention practices in your school and actionable steps to refine or further develop upstream supports.

Wednesday, Feb. 7
DeSoto Central High School
Performing Arts Center
Southaven, MS
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 8
Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Forest, MS
9:30 a.m.. – 4 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 9
William Carey University
Belmont Room
Biloxi, Mississippi
8:30 a.m..- 3 p.m.

See flyer for details Magnolia State SCA Spring Regional Workshop Flyer. Register by January 31 at