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Youth Suicide Prevention

0 2018

RCPA is encouraging leaders and training staff from residential treatment facilities (RTFs) to attend this important event and staff development opportunity on Tuesday, August 30, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Child Welfare Resource Center, 403 Winding Hill Road, Mechanicsburg.

The day’s agenda will include a presentation on youth suicide prevention by Dr. Matt Wintersteen, covering such topics as risk assessment and safety planning. Following the networking lunch will be a presentation on an evidence-based screening tool and a review and discussion of enhancing family engagement and the attachment-based family therapy model. The day will also include an introduction to a specific suicide prevention and intervention approach and strategies for implementing a train-the-trainer resource for interested RTFs. Register here for this event.

Research position or fellowship in suicide prevention research in schools

Leaders in mental health and suicide prevention research are working to implement a grant to study an evidence-based approach to youth suicide prevention. They are now looking for a project coordinator (masters or doctoral level preferred) and a research assistant (BA level) to run a large, school-based suicide prevention study with teachers in urban and suburban middle and high schools in Pennsylvania. This project will study a promising prevention model by recruiting 30 schools and training over 1,000 teachers.

The work of the research team will involve identifying schools, working with school personnel to plan the training, implementation of the assessment system, coordinating the training, and collecting pre-, post-, and follow-up quantitative and qualitative data. Both the project coordinator and research assistant are 18-month positions starting September 1. Interested individuals should send their resumes with cover letters to Guy Diamond, PhD and Matthew Wintersteen, PhD.

RCPA has played a long-standing role in the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative and works in collaboration with state and local organizations to reduce the risk and rate of youth suicide in communities across the Commonwealth.