Tammy Hurst and Joy Harris-Edwards present Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management. Register under Training Tab by March 8. Registration for all KCA webinars March & April 2021 available under 'Training Tab'.

Trainer:  Damien Sweeney, PhD

                        Training Date:  February 26, 2021

                        Training Time:  9 – Noon EST

Click here to register, Deadline to register is February 23, 2021

Training Platform:  Zoom link will be sent after registration is received

                        Cost:  $60.00 (KCA members), $90.00 (nonmembers)                     

            CE/EILA (21 EL 1826) – 3 hours, It’s no secret that the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, along with the shooting of Jacob Blake and so many others has served as an inflection point for social change. Beyond the macro-discussions of how our nation can address systemic racism, we must also consider the devastating impact these injustices have on students of color. Dr. Damien Sweeney will address how educators—of all backgrounds—can effectively address the stress and trauma that students are experiencing, frame discussions on current events, and ultimately, create culturally-competent supports in schools. 

            Trainer Bio: Dr. Damien Sweeney serves as the Program Coordinator for Comprehensive School Counseling at the Kentucky Department of Education where he works alongside school counselors to equip them with best practices. Sweeney oversaw the publication of the Kentucky Framework of Best Practices for School Counselors. He also contributed to Guidance on How Districts Can Facilitate Conversations About Race-based Stress and Trauma for districts and schools in Kentucky and also recently had his first publication in the ASCA magazine titled Stand Up, Stand Together:Now is the time for school counselors to take a stand and fight for social justice and equity for Black students. With a passion for change agency and social justice, Dr. Sweeney has served as a special education teacher, English teacher, high school counselor, and adjunct professor. Dr. Sweeney holds a Master’s in Teaching Special Education and Secondary English from Bellarmine University, a Masters in Education for School Counseling and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Louisville.