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Webinar: Youth Suicide Prevention: Being There Amidst Physical Isolation


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Amidst the ongoing pandemic, we are facing new challenges in youth suicide prevention. How is the uncertainty and isolation affecting our youth? How do we have meaningful conversations with students in a virtual environment? How do we spot warning signs when we aren’t in a physical classroom?

Join us on World Suicide Prevention Day for a free webinar addressing new challenges related to the uncertain teaching environment created by COVID-19. We will discuss the needs of youth at risk for suicide and how to manage traumatic losses in virtual settings. Using our evidence-based Hazelden Lifelines® program as an example, prevention expert Maureen Underwood will discuss how to provide support, control, and structure to all members of the school community.

Topics include:

  • Addressing new challenges brought about by the pandemic
  • Adapting programs for virtual design, using specific examples from Hazelden Lifelines®
  • Developing a comprehensive strategy for youth suicide prevention, intervention, and response
  • Enabling students for their crucial role in supporting their peers


Can't attend on the scheduled date? 
Register and you will receive notice when we post the recording for on-demand viewing. 


A certificate of completion will be awarded for attending this event. Please note this event is not approved for continuing education (CE) credit. The participant is responsible to verify if this activity meets their continuing education board requirements in order to gain credit. 


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 ProgramHazelden 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.

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