Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center
in association with Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone
invite you to attend
Meeting the Needs of NYC's Children & Families
Mental Health & Emotional Support
professional development training for school/community-based health providers
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
180 Remsen Street, Founders Hall
Free Admission - Pre-registration Required
(once you register, check your spam folder for confirmation)
Registration (no refreshments provided) 8:15–8:45 am
Responding to Young People and Their Family 9:00–12:00 pm
Break for Lunch (not provided with this program) 12:00–1:00pm
Utilizing Samaritans Approach, Community Resources 1:00–3:00 pm
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death of American youth, the CDC reports. And for every suicide death there are an estimated 25 attempts, of tremendous significance when considering the impulsive, violent, self-harming and suicidal behavior exhibited by so many young people.
Research shows that the manner in which children are responded to by their family and caregivers when they are in distress shapes how they will react to crises as they get older.
This training will explore issues and challenges health providers face when responding to young people’s mental health and behavioral problems and their subsequent needs as well as approaches and strategies that have proved effective in addressing these issues with family members.
Samaritans is NYC’s only community-based organization devoted to preventing suicide and operates NYC’s confidential 24-hour suicide hotline that has answered over 1.3 million calls; a public education program that has trained over 40,000 health providers working in community non-profit, government, academic settings; and survivor support programs that have served hundreds of individuals who have lost loved ones to suicide.
Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is devoted to transforming child mental healthcare through innovative research, patient care, education, and engagement. Staff consists of clinicians with expertise in child and adolescent psychiatry, clinical psychology, social work—and trained in the most advanced, research-based treatments and diagnostic techniques.