Supporting Children in Times of Crisis & Suicide Awareness
You’ll gain an understanding of the common reactions of children in crises, identify risk factors and warning signs of suicide, and explore supportive practices that helpers can immediately incorporate into their work with children, students, parents, and communities. Our hope will be to shed light on the importance of teaching our children resilience and how to return to a functional well-being or new “normal” after a crisis.
- Recognize and identify developmentally appropriate stress reactions in children
- Learn practical strategies to support children in crisis
- Distinguish the protective factors, risk factors and warning signs of youth suicide
- Identify strategies to support youth who may be having suicide ideation
About The Presenter
Mimi Marrocco, MA, PPSC
Crisis Response Network
Orange County Department of Education
Safe Schools & Support Services
Mimi Marrocco received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Child Development from San Diego State University and her Master’s in School Counseling from the University of San Diego.
Mimi started her career as a Youth Development Services Specialist for Contra Costa County Office of Education providing academic, career and personal counseling to out of school foster youth under the Workforce Investment Act Services.
From 2013-2015, she served as the Senior School Counselor for Napa County Office of Education where she managed and supervised a team of School Counselors providing social and emotional counseling to elementary and middle school students in 2 School Districts.
Mimi has recently returned to her home town of Orange County and is currently the Crisis Response Coordinator for the Orange County Department of Education, Safe Schools & Support Services. As the Crisis Response Coordinator, her responsibilities include being the lead responder and providing crisis response services to Orange County School