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One of the most challenging problems for clinicians and other professionals is dealing effectively with non-suicidal self-injury. Of special concern is that self-injury has recently moved from clinical populations such as those served in hospitals and group homes to the general population including middle, high school and college students. This presentation will focus on understanding, managing and treating diverse forms of self-injury including arm and body cutting, self-inflicted burning, excoriation of wounds, and other more serious examples. Pertinent research findings on this subject will also be discussed. Self-injury will be distinguished from suicidal behavior in terms of a number of key characteristics, but will also be discussed as a risk factor for suicide attempts. Very practical suggestions in dealing with self-injury will be provided.

About the Presenter:

Barent Walsh, Ph.D. has written extensively and presented internationally on the topic of self-destructive behavior. He is the author of Treating Self-Injury: A Practical Guide 2nd edition, Guilford Press, (2012). He is also the co-author of the book, Self-Mutilation: Theory, Research and Treatment (Guilford Press, 1988). In addition, Dr. Walsh is co-developer (with Screening for Mental Health of Wellesley, MA) of “Act to Prevent Self-Injury,” a prevention program with DVD for high schools. Dr. Walsh is the Executive Director of The Bridge, a human service agency headquartered in Worcester, MA. He oversees 45 programs including supported housing and residential treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with mental health or developmental disability challenges, and/or complex family problems. The Bridge also provides services for homeless individuals and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth.

About the Webinar:

This webinar will explore lessons learned from the Community Watchfulness for At-risk Youth (C-WAY) project, a research partnership between the University of Rochester Medical Center and the Spencerport, NY School District that trained school personnel and parents to identify and respond to signs of depression and suicidality. The webinar will focus on how the partnership developed and will describe key elements in the success of the partnership, as well as challenges encountered and how they were addressed. Using the example of this research partnership, the presenters will discuss what each partner brought to the table, how they formulated a research question, selected an intervention for collaborative research, and outcomes of the study. The presenters for this webinar will be Wendi Cross, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry (psychology) and the director of clinical psychology training at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an education specialist /researcher at VISN 2 VA, the Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention, in Canandaigua, NY, and David Seaburn, PhD, LMFT, former assistant professor of psychiatry and family medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center and former director of the Family Support Center in the Spencerport, NY Central School District.

About the Presenters: 

Wendi Cross, Ph.D. is associate professor of psychiatry (psychology) and the director of clinical psychology training at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an education specialist /researcher at VISN 2 VA, the Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention, in Canandaigua, NY. Dr. Cross is director of the Observational Research and Behavioral Information Technology Laboratory (ORBIT), which supports research involving audio-visual data. David B. Seaburn, PhD, LMFT was assistant professor of psychiatry and family medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) until 2005 when he became the director of the Family Support Center in the Spencerport (NY) Central School District. During his tenure, the district developed a partnership with researchers at URMC to implement Community Watchfulness for At-risk Youth (C-WAY), a research project designed to train school personnel how to identify and respond to signs of bullying, depression, and suicidality.

The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice: Alcohol Abuse and Suicide, the first webinar in the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention’s (ICRC-S) 2014 webinar series, will take place on Wednesday, January 29th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A 30-minute online discussion forum will be held immediately following the webinar. The discussion forum will provide an opportunity for further dialogue with the webinar presenter and give webinar participants a chance to share additional information and resources related to the webinar topic. The webinar and discussion forum are designed for researchers and state or local practitioners in injury or suicide prevention.

The presenter for this webinar will be Kenneth Conner, PsyD, MPH, director of the VA VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention and associate professor of psychiatry and co-director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

The webinar will include information about:
• Acute use of alcohol (AUA) immediately prior to suicidal behavior;
• More chronic alcohol use disorder (AUD) and suicidal behavior;
• A brief summary of what is known about AUA (and AUD) and suicidal behavior; and
• A discussion of research that is needed to inform intervention efforts.

The ICRC-S’s fourth Community of Practice webinar took place on Wednesday, December 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This webinar looked at the opportunities and challenges for state health departments in sharing data with researchers, legislators, and the general public, and it will provide an introduction to working with institutional review boards (IRBs). The presenters for this webinar were Catherine Cerulli, J.D., Ph.D., director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership and the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester, and Debra Hodges, Ph.D., research unit director in the Alabama Department of Public Health and program evaluator for the state’s Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant and the Alabama Asthma Program.

See below for links to the full recorded archive and a PDF of the slides.

The ICRC-S’s fourth Community of Practice webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This webinar will look at the opportunities and challenges for state health departments in sharing data with researchers, legislators, and the general public, and it will provide an introduction to working with institutional review boards (IRBs). The presenters for this webinar will be Catherine Cerulli, J.D., Ph.D., director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership and the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester, and Debra Hodges, Ph.D., research unit director in the Alabama Department of Public Health and program evaluator for the state’s Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant and the Alabama Asthma Program.

About our Speakers:

Catherine Cerulli is the director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership and the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization (LIVV) and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester. Debra Hodges has worked in the field of injury prevention for six years as the research unit director in the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).

About the Webinar

This webinar will describe efforts of the Injury Prevention Center (IPC) at Connecticut Children's Medical Center to address adolescent suicide. Current research will describe a study being conducted in the pediatric emergency department to address lethal means restriction, a statewide study of pediatricians on their attitudes and practices related to behavioral health counseling and suicide, and research that explores the intersection of children exposed to PTSD and adolescent suicide. Education and training activities will highlight efforts to engage medical students and pediatric residents in suicide prevention. Community outreach activities will describe the work of the Connecticut's Suicide Advisory Board on updating its statewide strategic plan and its successful media campaign to increase awareness about suicide prevention.

About the Presenters

Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH, Director, Injury Prevention Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Assoc. Prof. Pediatrics & Public Health, Univ of Connecticut School of Medicine

Steven Rogers, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician/Research Scientist, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Assist. Prof. Pediatrics, Univ of Connecticut School of Medicine

Kevin Borrup, JD, MPA Assoc. Director, Injury Prevention Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Assist. Prof. Pediatrics, Univ of Connecticut School of Medicine

Damion Grasso, PhD Research Scientist, Injury Prevention Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Assist. Prof. Psychiatry & Pediatrics, Univ of Connecticut School of Medicine Andrea Iger Duarte, MSW, MPH, LCSW Behavioral Health Program Manager CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Dr. Ann Marie White is Director of the Office of Mental Health Promotion (OMHP) and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She leads department-level change initiatives to deepen Psychiatry's community engagement via service, education and research. Her 10+ years of research experiences in developmental psychology emphasized the role of community settings such as childcare, arts centers and after-school programs in the development of children and adolescents. Upon completion of her doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard's Graduate School of Education, she was an AAAS/SRCD fellow in the U.S. Senate and the National Institutes of Health.

The ICRC-S invites you to participate in our new Community of Practice, which will continue the work begun in our recent Research Training Institute (RTI) and is open to all those who attended the RTI. The Community of Practice will focus on strategies for successful collaboration between researchers and practitioners and will consist of a series of six monthly, hour-long webinars supplemented by six monthly, 30-minute conference calls. The webinars will feature presentations on examples of successful partnerships and methods and principles for creating these partnerships. The conference calls will provide an opportunity to discuss ideas for new researcher-practitioner partnerships. The first Community of Practice webinar will take place on Thursday, July 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenters for this webinar will be Yeates Conwell, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester (UR) School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Ann Marie Cook, M.P.A. President/CEO for Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc. The webinar will provide an overview of The Senior Health and Research (SHARE) Alliance, a successful researcher-practitioner partnership involving researchers at the University of Rochester and large community-based aging services providers – Lifespan, Catholic Family Center, and their joint venture called Eldersource. Their shared goal is to develop new evidence-based models of integrated mental health care for older adults, and those who care for them, informed by the combined perspectives and experience of both health and human services providers.

This follow-up conference call was held on Wednesday, May 15th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The call featured a presentation by David Adams, Ed.D., co-founder and co-director of Emerge, the first counseling program in the nation for men who abuse women. Dr. Adams has led groups for men who batter and conducted outreach to victims of abuse for 35 years. He has led parenting education classes for fathers for 10 years. He is one of the nation's leading experts on men who batter and has conducted trainings of social service and criminal justice professionals in 44 states and 16 nations.

The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice: Suicide and Domestic Violence, the fifth webinar in the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention’s (ICRC-S) webinar and conference call series, took place on Wednesday, May 8th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar is designed for researchers and state or local practitioners in injury or suicide prevention. Presenters for this webinar will be Catherine Cerulli, J.D., Ph.D., director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership and the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester, and Natalie Cort, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and senior instructor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The webinar addresses the mental health consequences of intimate partner violence on both victims and perpetrators from the perspectives of an attorney and a psychologist. The presenters also discuss a current research project, which explores the intersection of intimate partner violence and suicide.

This follow-up conference call for the April 10 webinar "The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice: Suicide Prevention and Social Media" was held on Wednesday, April 17th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The call featured a presentation by Carly Galarneau, CalMHSA project coordinator, on the use of social media by Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast / Family Service Agency of the Central Coast, which is a program partner in collaboration with the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.

Audio Recording

PowerPoint

The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice: Suicide Prevention and Social Media, the fourth webinar in the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention's (ICRC-S) webinar and conference call series, will take place on Wednesday, April 10th from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar is designed for researchers and state or local practitioners in injury or suicide prevention. It will explore ways in which social media is being utilized for suicide prevention and what research reveals about the opportunities and challenges of using social media for this purpose. The webinar will also provide information about North Carolina's youth-oriented suicide prevention website, which was developed through the use of youth focus groups and promoted through youth friendly marketing efforts. Presenters for this webinar will be Vince Silenzio, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Jane Miller, M.P.H., suicide prevention program manager for the state of North Carolina.

Electronic and Mass Media

This follow-up conference held on Wednesday, March 20th provided an opportunity for an in-depth discussion of the material presented in the Mar. 13 webinar: "The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice: Youth Suicide Prevention" with speaker Jarrod Hindman, M.S., the director of the Office of Suicide Prevention in the Injury, Suicide and Violence Prevention Branch at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

For the full conference call recording, visit: http://edc.adobeconnect.com/p34ey1bbljb/

The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice: Youth Suicide Prevention, the third webinar in a new webinar and conference call series from the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S), took place on Wednesday, March 13th from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar was designed for researchers and state or local practitioners in injury or suicide prevention. It examined what the research shows regarding effective strategies for youth suicide prevention and highlight successful projects, key partnerships, relevant outcomes, and barriers experienced by Colorado's Office of Suicide Prevention, particularly related to its prevention efforts for LGBTQ and Hispanic/Latino youth and youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

Presenters for this webinar were Peter Wyman, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Jarrod Hindman, M.S., the director of the Office of Suicide Prevention in the Injury, Suicide and Violence Prevention Branch at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The webinar was moderated by Adam Chu, M.P.H., a prevention specialist with the national Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

For the full webinar archive, visit: http://edc.adobeconnect.com/p8sl8m5qit6/

Suicide Prevention, Youth

This follow-up conference held on Wednesday, February 20th provided an opportunity for an in-depth discussion of the material presented in the Feb. 13 webinar: "The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice: Suicide and Veterans" with speaker Alan Holmlund, Director of the Suicide Prevention Program in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Kevin Lambert.

To access the full recording, visit: http://edc.adobeconnect.com/p2aa8n0kqfz/

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