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Perspectives on Suicide Prevention:  What School Counselors Need to Know

Broadcast Date:  February 20, 2007
(2 hours)

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Program Overview

This presentation will provide a brief overview of suicide in America, the goals and objectives of the Surgeon General's National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, 2001, and how developing social policy is impacting the training and practice of school counselors. Also included is a review of the relationship of untreated mental illness and suicide risk in youth and a description of the QPR Suicide Risk Reduction Program for Schools.

Faculty

Paul G. Quinett, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
President and CEO of the QPR Institute
Dr. Quinett is also the author of seven books and an award-winning journalist as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

Target Audience

School counselors, nurses, social workers and administrators with responsibility for or contact with at-risk youth.

Contact Hours

None for this program.

Contact for Technical Assistance

334-206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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