What every parent/guardian needs to know about suicide prevention in our schools. This free presentation for families of middle and high school students will focus on:
- What every parent/guardian should know about youth suicide
- What you can do as parents/guardian to empower and protect your child at every age
- Taking care of yourself, so you can support your children
- The prevention-based curriculum that your school will be providing to students this year
There will be an opportunity to ask the presenter questions during the presentation.
- Tuesday, November 17, 2021
- 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Register in advance for this meeting:
Registrations are requested by November 15. Late registrations will be accepted up until the event begins. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Maureen Underwood is a licensed clinical social worker, certified group psychotherapist and a nationally recognized expert on youth suicide prevention, with focus on schools and best-practice programs that enhance overall student outcomes. She is co-developer of Hazelden Lifelines®: A Suicide Prevention Program, Hazelden Lifelines® Intervention Hazelden Lifelines® Postvention.
Underwood has more than 30 years of experience in mental health and crisis intervention. She has developed numerous programs and published extensively on these and other related topics. Underwood has initiated collaborative relationships between mental health and educational systems during her tenure from 1985 to 2000 as coordinator of a state adolescent suicide prevention project. She authored the National Association of Social Work’s policy statement on adolescent suicide, and was a charter member of her state’s Governor’s Council on Youth Suicide Prevention.
Since 1987 Underwood has been engaged in addressing cluster suicide among youth populations. In this work she has applied the latest research on youth suicide contagion, along with containment recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop practical protocols, policies and programs that are grounded in best practice, yet fully relevant to implementing in school settings.