TA Coalition Webinar: Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention in Schools

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar developed under contract by the Mental Health America, will take place Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11:30am Eastern Time called “Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention in Schools.” 


Description: With self-harm and suicide on the rise among youth, there is a growing need for the use of evidence-based practices to improve methods of intervention, support, and treatment. School-based and community settings offer many opportunities to employ such practices to foster positive behavioral change. This webinar will discuss the challenges in implementing prevention efforts in school-based settings, as well as best practices for supporting suicide prevention.


Learning objectives:

oLearn about innovative suicide prevention strategies for addressing adolescent suicide and self-harm

oIdentify the benefits and challenges of school-based, suicide and self-harm prevention efforts

oLearn about the use of current and new suicide and self-harm prevention tools in school-based settings



•Molly C. Adrian, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Washington

•Aaron R. Lyon, Ph.D.   - Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington and  Director, School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center, University of Washington School of Medicine and College of Education 


When in the seminar room, the Adobe Connect Log-in screen appears, select "Enter as a Guest," enter the name and state of the participant in the "Name" field (Ex. Jane Doe-AK) and click on "Enter Room."  For attendees, this is a “listen only” webinar.  Should they need to dial in, the instructions are on the note pad in the seminar room.  


If you dial in, please ensure that your computer speakers are turned off so that there is no audio feedback. 


Note: If you are only able to join the audio portion, then you will not be able to see the webinar presentation.  


We highly recommend that you test your connection to Adobe Connect in advance of the webinar to ensure access. You may need to work with your state’s IT Department to resolve any firewall issues. To test your connection, please go to: http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. You may be prompted to install ActiveX control, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Connect add-ins. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or logging into the webinar, please contact Technical Support by calling 1-800-459-5680.


If you are having an issue logging into the web, you can also join by phone first, press *0 and get a private operator help to get you onto the web.  If you have an issue any time during the call, you can press *0 for immediate help.  



If you have any questions please contact Kelle Masten via email at kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org or at 703-682-5187.


Thank you!


**We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request.  

***Closed-captioning is available for this webinar.