A Community Conversation About Suicide — The Signs and Symptoms: How Parents and School Staff Can Work Together

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Registration open through 8/28/2019 10:00 AM EST

Too often, we hear stories of young people taking their own lives and we find ourselves asking what could have been done to prevent these tragedies. Suicide is a public health crisis. Between 2009 and 2017, the number of high school teens who contemplated suicide reportedly increased by 25 percent. Deaths by suicide among teens increased by 33 percent in that time period as well, and suicide is now the second leading cause of death among teens according to the CDC. Join us for a better understanding of suicide as we discuss the myths and facts about suicide, and prevention-tips for parents, schools, and communities. What are the risks students face today, the warning signs, and the protective factors? What are the resources and interventions for suicide-prevention that are needed in our community?


Dr. Jonathan Singer is a licensed clinical social worker, an Associate Professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago, and the President of the American Association of Suicidology. Dr. Singer’s research interests, numerous publications, and media appearances focus on interventions for today’s suicidal and cyber-bullied youth. He has given over 100 national and international presentations on suicide prevention tools, and is the author of “Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner’s Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Post-intervention.”

Continuing Education Credits

Professional Development Credit - 1.5 Hours

Professional Development Hours or CEU credits will be sent electronically within 5 school days. Please be sure to sign in!

CASE is an approved provider for the following IDFRP licenses:
PT #216.000034
SLP #202.0000102
SW #159.000366
OT #224.000018


This is a free event.

Glenbard South High School

23w200 Butterfield Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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About Us

The Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE) is a joint agreement between Marquardt School District 15, Queen Bee School District 16, Glen Ellyn School District 41, Lombard Elementary School District 44, Glenbard Township High School District 87, Community Consolidated School District 89 and Community Consolidated School District 93 in DuPage County. CASE provides varied supports so that each member district can offer a complete range of services to students with special needs between the ages of 3 and 22 years.

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