Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Workshop!

Join MoASSP on September 5th!

September 5, 2018

Where: Elks Club, 4747 East Elk Park Drive, Columbia, MO

Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Cost: $79.00

Audience: All Building Level Administrators, Central Office Administrators, counselors, Aspiring Administrators, Lead Teachers, etc. should attend. (All are Welcome!)

Takeaways from the Workshop:

-Foundational understanding of non-suicidal self-injury, including current research on prevalence, self-injury and social media, and self-injury and suicide

-Awareness of best practices in preventing and responding to non-suicidal self-injury in the school context

-Case examples of how Missouri schools are responding to self-injury, including successes and challenges

-A shareable resource library of tools you can adapt and use in your school for ongoing professional development, including a customizable PowerPoint presentation suitable for a brief staff presentation; resources for communicating with parents about self-injury; working with students engaging in self-injurious behaviors

-A draft school-based protocol for responding to self-injury

-Concrete guidance on integrating this protocol into current school-based suicide prevention and response efforts

-A site-based action plan school personnel can use to expand awareness about this topic in their schools’ and strengthen their schools’ response to non-suicidal self-injury


Melissa A. Maras, Ph.D.

Dr. Melissa Maras is a national expert in school mental health and evaluation capacity-building. Her work focuses on strengthening partnerships and leveraging resources among local school and communities. Dr. Maras currently provides consultation and professional development to Missouri schools and communities around becoming trauma-informed, school mental health improvement, preventing and responding to suicide, non-suicidal self-injury, and school-community collaborations.

Agenda for the Day (Tentative):

9:00 am – 10:00 am Introduction to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

10:00 – 10:30 Non-Suicidal Self-Injury & Social Media

10:45 am –12:00 am Best Practices in Responding to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Schools

12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch (provided)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Review of Resources: PD Tools, talking with parents, working with students

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Step-by-Step Development of an Action Plan