Prevention of Suicidal Behaviors Among Young People


Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 8:50 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Doylestown Health & Wellness Center Auditorium
847 Easton Rd./Rt. 611, Warrington, PA 18976
at the intersection of Route 611 and Shetland Rd.
approx. 4 miles north of the Willow Grove/Doylestown exit of the PA Turnpike

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Children and adolescents commonly keep their thoughts about suicide to themselves, and many suicide attempts go unrevealed to par ents and other adults. Proactive screening programs for adolescent suicidality rely on the identification of the principal risk factors for completed suicide (i.e., current suicidal ideation, previous attempt behavior, and the presence of a mood, anxiety, or substance use disorder). Access to services and defeating the stigma of suicide are the biggest obstacles for suicide prevention. This workshop will address suicide prevention research that is being conducted in schools, discuss the known impact the research has made, identify needed research and practice going forward, and describe methods for long-term suicide prevention.

Workshop Objectives
At the end of this activity the learner will be able to
• Define and discuss suicide and suicidal behaviors.
• Identify youth at risk.
• Describe the epidemiology, etiology, mechanisms, and interventions for attempted and completed suicide.
• Identify the essential clinical, social, and ethical issues in the conduct of suicide research.

Holly C. Wilcox, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr.Wilcox is a psychiatric epidemiologist primarily focused on the prevention of suicide. She is the principal investigator of a large randomized trial funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study the effectiveness of a universal depression education program delivered in high schools on reducing mental health stigma and increasing mental health service utilization. In addition, she has been involved in the evaluation of the long-term impact o fthe Good Behavior Game intervention and suicide prevention approaches such as suicide risk screening in schools and emergency departments.

Workshop Continuing Education Credits
Three (3) continuing education credits will be offered for PA Social Workers & Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, NBCC Counselors, and under Act 48.*

NBCC: Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
Psychologists: Foundations Community Partnership is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education to psychologists. FCP maintains responsibility for this program and content.
PA Social Workers: PA State Board accepts APA and NBCC approval for SW, MFT, and LPC.
Educators: Application has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for three Act 48 Continuing Education Credits.

* FCP welcomes nurses to take advantage of our professional education opportunities, but we are no longer able to offer CE credits through the PA State Nursing Association. Please visit for a list of approved CE providers.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
Foundations Community Partnership reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to any unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a cancellation or postponement, FCP will refund any registration fees, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses to participants.
• More than two weeks prior to the function - your choice of a full refund via check, credit for future workshop, or a future event registration.
• Less than two weeks, but more than three days prior to the function - full refund via credit towards future event registration.
• Three days or less prior to event - no refunds available. Sorry, there are no exceptions.
Yes! You can substitute another person if you cannot attend. Please let us know 24 hours in advance.

For more information on contact hours, cancellation policy or requests for special needs for participants,
please email Caroline O’Connell Sinton:


Caroline O'Connell 
Foundations Community Partnership