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Innovative Approaches to School-Based Suicide Prevention — Notes from the Field Webinar

September 7, 2017

The 2017-18 school year begins on the heels of new CDC data documenting the rise in rates of youth suicide. The data urgently call for school districts and their partners in public health to find new and more effective ways of engaging school communities to ensure that troubled students are identified early and connected to care. 



1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT


2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT




Join us for a panel discussion where school district leaders from Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Texas, and California will talk about using a new approach to suicide prevention: Kognito online simulations. Panelists will share insights about:

  • Developing consensus with school boards, administrators and parents to introduce an innovative tool like Kognito in their district;

  • Successful implementation strategies; 

  • Best practices and lessons learned to help other districts as they begin the school year.

Suggested Audience

  • District leaders

  • Superintendents

  • School principals

  • Pupil services staff

  • Prevention and safe schools staff

  • School counselors, social workers and psychologists

  • Community mental health professionals

  • Teachers


About Our Presenters

MaryAnn Panarelli  | Director of Intervention and Prevention Services at Fairfax County Public Schools

Karen Li | Wellness Coordinator at the Sequoia Union High School District

Amy Macechko | Health & Wellness Coordinator at Talawanda School District

Cynthia A. Schulmeyer | Coordinator of School Psychology at Howard County Public School System

Jennifer Lyon | Coordinator of Counseling Services and SEL at Leander Independent School District

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