St. Petersburg Science Festival / Suicide Prevention Workshop
The recent St. Petersburg Science Festival had two purposes: showing off local institutions' research and work, and getting a younger generation interested in science. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you on a tour of the Fest, where hands-on learning was the order of the day.
It’s an eye-opening statistic: suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people between 15 and 24.
To help recognize the warning signs and prevent youth suicide, USF’s Department of Child and Family Studies recently presented a workshop for school administrators and other mental health care providers. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at the community approach these researchers recommend.
Tammy Burton, North Regional Coordinator for the Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET), talks about how the suicide prevention workshop will help the at-risk young people she works with, as well as about the importancde of pre-emptive action when it comes to youth suicide.
St. Petersburg Science Festival
St. Petersburg Science Festival webpage
USF St. Pete News article & pictures
St. Petersburg Ocean Team webpage
Suicide Prevention Worshop
Steven Roggenbaum 813-974-6149 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Lazear 813-974-6135 email@example.com
USF Dept. of Child & Family Studies, College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
The Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.