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Suicide Prevention Strategies

Learn simple, life-saving questions to ask a person who might be suicidal, and how to help the person get services. Learn a framework for understanding the phenomenon of suicide as well as simple questions to confirm a suicidal crisis, and strategies for persuading a potentially suicidal person to seek help.


This session meets the Minnesota teacher licensure renewal area requirement for Suicide Prevention Strategies.


Course Curriculum


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Your Instructor


Jake Seuntjens
Jake Seuntjens

Jake Seuntjens is the Education Services Director at the Northwest Service Cooperative in Thief River Falls, MN. His past experiences include serving as a reading specialist, reading and behavior interventionist, reading and technology teacher, and classroom teacher. He has worked with many diverse groups of students in his career. Including low-income urban and rural populations. He has also worked with English Language Learners and ELL newcomers in reading as well as behavior.

Mr. Seuntjens has specialized training in diagnostic assessments, K-12 content area strategies, interventions and RtI implementation. He has experience providing interventions to students and has coordinated whole school reading screening and data analysis. He has first-hand experience working as an interventionist within the RtI framework. Mr. Seuntjens is dedicated to integrating technology into literacy and content-area teaching, producing high quality, high interest teaching for 21st century learners.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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Questions about this session? Please contact either Jake at [email protected] or Gina at [email protected].

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