“Teaching Kids Lifelong Suicide Prevention Skills” Presentation


“Teaching Kids Lifelong Suicide Prevention Skills”

Presenter: Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP

Friday, September 28, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sign in will begin at 8:30 am.

Location: The Vanderbilt at South Beach
300 Father Capodanno Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10305
Telephone 718-447-0800
(Facilities are handicapped accessible)

Questions and answers will be an integral part of the entire presentation.
Dr. Owens will make himself available immediately after the presentation as time allows.

The target audience for this presentation is mental health professionals working with children, adolescents and families, but the event is open to families, educators, and other providers – including medical professionals – and all interested parties.

The presentation is intended for professionals with an intermediate level of knowledge of the topic.

Program materials will be provided, and links to all relevant materials will be made available to participants.

Fee: $125.00 (Includes 6 CE credits – Psychologists and Social Workers – to be issued subsequent to the event).
Continental Breakfast and Lunch also included. Please be sure to register by September 20, 2018 so that an
adequate number of evaluation forms (required to obtain continuing education credits) will be available.

Suffolk County Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association
to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
Suffolk County Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Suffolk County Psychological Association is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0229.

There is no known conflict of interest involved in this program nor commercial support provided for its presentation.


This day-long workshop provides participants with the opportunity to acquire and apply clinical skills pertaining to the assessment and treatment of suicidality in children and adolescents. Dr. Owens will discuss current suicide statistics and some current research and prevention efforts. The bulk of the workshop will focus on identifying suicide risk factors and warning signs and how to use that data to make sound clinical decisions. Participants will have the opportunity to consider real-world cases and to apply the information gleaned from the didactic portion of the workshop to making clinical decisions about those cases.

At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss current suicide statistics;
  2. Identify current research and describe relevant prevention efforts;
  3. Locate suicide prevention and postvention resources online;
  4. Identify risk factors for and warning signs of suicide;
  5. Make evidence-based clinical decisions based on assessment data.


Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP is a board-certified psychologist who works with college students, emerging adults, and their families. He is an authority on college mental health policy and practice, specifically behavioral risk management. He contributes to US News, Shrink Tank, and Yellowbrick, and has been quoted by the Associated Press, Fatherly, Healthline, and Healthy Way. You can find him online at drshaneowens.com, on Twitter (@drshaneowens) and on Facebook (Dr. Shane Owens). Dr. Owens is the current President of the Suffolk County Psychological Association.