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Youth Suicide Prevention: Connecting Dots Between Schools and Communities

In this course, Dr. Jonathan Singer shows how the 20-year trend for suicide in school-aged children peaks at mid-semester, and often the trigger is a school problem. Thus, despite the challenges, schools can play a major role in preventing suicide, especially if they are resourced from the community level. Resources, types of interventions and programs, and assessments are discussed.

About this course

In this course, Dr. Jonathan Singer, Ph.D., LCSW, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work, explains how the 20-year trend of suicide deaths for school-age children in the United States shows that the peaks of deaths tend to occur mid-semester for both the fall and spring semesters in the northern hemisphere (often triggered by a school or family relationship problem). Yet there are many challenges, outlined by Singer, in preventing suicide at a school level. Five types of school-based suicide prevention programs are identified, along with the possibility of using a comprehensive multi-tiered approach (including in-school and out-of-school interventions). Singer reminds us of the suicide warning signs, discusses screening and assessment, and shares resources that can help.
Duration 1 hour
Format video
Type Specialised
Price Included with Membership
Writer / Presenter Jonathan B. Singer

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