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Sept. 22 webinar to focus on adolescent depression and suicide

The Family and Children’s Resource Program at the UNC School of Social Work will host a two-hour webinar entitled  “Depression and Suicide in Children and Adolescents”  on Wed., Sept. 22, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Over the past 35 years, suicide has more than tripled among adolescents, and risk has also increased among younger children. In this workshop, featured presenter Jodi Flick will identify the most important risk factors for suicide in young people and describe the most effective interventions in prevention of suicide with at-risk children and their families. She will also discuss guidelines for intervention in the aftermath of a suicide.

Jodi Flick, ACSW, LCSW is a clinical instructor with the UNC School of Social Work and a crisis counselor with the Chapel Hill Police Department’s Crisis Unit. Flick has more than 30 years of experience providing direct client services in outpatient and inpatient mental health, emergency poverty relief services and medical social work.

The cost is $45; $30 for students.

Contact Hours: This program will offer two contact hours; 16 hours total for entire webinar series.