STAR-Center Conference - Preventing Suicide in Children and Youth: Building Resilience in the Face of Adversity
Join us on May 14, 2021 for the Annual STAR-Center Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Preventing Suicide in Children and Youth: Building Resilience in the Face of Adversity."
STAR-Center is a suicide prevention program for teens and young children within the UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Psychiatry. From its inception in 1986, the program has been primarily funded through an appropriation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the University of Pittsburgh and combines clinical and outreach services designed to combat the problem of child and adolescent suicide. We provide outpatient assessment and treatment for depressed and anxious children and teens. We also offer acute treatment to depressed and suicidal teens via our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).
This annual conferences strive to disseminate what we have learned about best practice clinical care into practical guidelines for educational and community settings. STAR Center is devoted to providing training opportunities for students and psychiatric residents as well as contributing to the future development of research designed to study the pressing issues related to child and adolescent suicide.
This year's conference features the following keynote presentations:
Suicide and Suicidal Behavior in Black Youth
Tami D. Benton, MD
Psychiatrist and Chief, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Frederick Allen Endowed Professor of Psychiatry
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Next Time We’ll Be Ready: What’s Wrong with School Crisis Preparation Today
Mary Margaret Kerr, EdD
Professor of Health and Human Development
University of Pittsburgh
Continuing education credits available for this Live-Streaming Event.
For additional information and to register, please click here.