2012 Webinar Series

Katherine J. Lazear



Saving Lives: A Framework for Suicide Prevention in Schools

Stephen Roggenbaum

August 7, 2012

Due to a technical glitch, the webinar archive begins after the first several slides [the first slide of the archive is "Goals of the Youth Suicide Prevention School-based Guide (continued)]. The webinar lasts about an hour and 15 minutes including questions at the end.



This webinar explores a valuable resource for educators and individuals who are engaged in, or are interested in assessing, developing, or expanding youth suicide prevention efforts in their school setting. CEU's are not available at this time.

Webinar Goals:

  • Gain knowledge and skill to assess youth suicide prevention efforts.

  • Enhance your understanding of a public health approach for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.

  • Gain familiarity of options for approaches to support youth suicide prevention.

  • Understand how the Youth Suicide Prevention School-based Guide can contribute to expanding suicide prevention activities.

This webinar hosted by Community Solutions at the University of South Florida is for educational purposes only. Webinar content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of the Department of Child & Family Studies' Chair.


Delivered by:

Katherine J. Lazear and Stephen Roggenbaum are authors of the Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide.

Both Lazear and Roggenbaum have consulted with and provided technical assistance to numerous states and local communities on suicide prevention, as well as having presented at and facilitated many conferences, meetings and trainings.

Much of Ms. Lazear's research and evaluation activities have focused on mixed methods design, including case study methodologies utilized in the evaluation of community systems of care for children's mental health. Projects include the Child and Family Experience of the Mental Health System study, the SSI Family Impact Study, and the MACRO Family Experience Study for the Children's Mental Health Initiative grant communities. In addition, Ms. Lazear was the Project Director for the Leadership Initiative, co-developer of the Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide, the Florida Youth Suicide Prevention Report to the Legislature and serves on the LGBTQI2-S National Workgroup for System of Care.

Mr. Roggenbaum has served as Principal Investigator on a number of grants related to Suicide Prevention and has presented on suicide prevention at numerous local, state, and national conferences.

He assisted with creating the Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide that was accepted for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center's Best Practices Registry (BPR) for Suicide Prevention funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 2008. Mr. Roggenbaum teaches a class on Suicide Issues at USF. In 2007 and 2008, he was an invited member of an American Association of Suicidology (AAS) task force to help develop the School Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program, and designed an online suicide prevention training module for Florida's involuntary commitment facilities' staff.

Mr. Roggenbaum currently is one of four gubernatorial appointments to the Florida Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council, and is a member of the Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition, and Pasco Aware suicideprevention task force.

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