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WEBINAR – Suicide & Bullying: Preventing Suicide through Collaborative Upstream Interventions
July 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In this webinar, Marci Feldman Hertz, MS, of the Division of Analysis, Research, and Practice Integration at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will review research on the relationship between bullying and suicide. Her presentation will explore youth risk and protective factors that might increase, or decrease the risk for bullying involvement or suicide across several socio-ecological levels. She will also review specific strategies that schools and youth-serving organizations can implement to increase protective factors for youth. Particular emphasis will be given to increasing school connectedness as part of a multi-tiered strategy. Patricia Agatston, PhD, LPC, Counselor and Prevention Specialist with the Cobb County School District’s Prevention/Intervention Center will present on the history of the district’s Prevention/Intervention Center as a comprehensive crisis intervention and prevention approach to student suicides. She will also provide an overview of district strategies to prevent suicide and bullying through various evidence-based interventions and programs, and the role of community collaboration to support and expand school-based prevention efforts. Participants will be able to ask questions of the presenters.