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Dec 18, 2012

THE COMPETENT SCHOOL COMMUNITY: RESPONSE TO THE CONNECTICUT SCHOOL TRAUMA

Dealing with a trauma like the school shooting in Connecticut is obviously not an easy thing. Even the most experienced mental health professionals are challenged to offer explanations of how and why something so horrific and incomprehensible could take place. Yet while many aspects of this tragedy will continue to defy explanation, there is information available that can help all members of the competent school community - administrators, faculty and staff, parents, and students -…
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Nov 20, 2012

THE SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF TEEN SUICIDE TO FUND NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTOIN LIFELINE TO BE ANSWERED IN NEW JERSEY FOR 3 MONTHS

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, Inc. (SPTS) announced that it has provided funding for calls made to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK originating in New Jersey to be answered within the state 24 hours a day/7 days a week, to begin on/around December 1, 2012 for the period of 3 months.  SPTS has been advocating for the state of New Jersey to answer these calls for over 3 years.  The cost…
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Nov 19, 2012

AFTER THE STORM…Keeping Yourself Afloat

A Guide for Youth & Families Affected by Hurricane Sandy Maureen Underwood, LCSW People who were not even there will be talking about Hurricane Sandy for a long time. You've probably already heard their stories, their second hand accounts and observations about the destruction to the beaches and boardwalks and towns they may have never even knew existed before this storm hit. Maybe you’ve even begun to hear the stories of recovery, pitched by those…
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Nov 06, 2012

West Milford Players to Support SPTS

The West Milford Players (West Milford, NJ) chose the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide as the non-profit to benefit from its fundraising at its upcoming show "It's a Wonderful Life".  There will be six performances, beginning Friday, November 9.  If you are in the area we encourage you to support the West Milford Players!  Thank you to Turner Striffler and the West Milford Players!  Visit the West Milford Players website for more information:…
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Oct 19, 2012

Live Web Chat with Maureen Underwood: Tuesday, October 30

Register to join Maureen Underwood for a 30 minute live web chat on a very important topic for teachers and mental health professionals, Tuesday, October 30 at 3:00 pm EST Safe and Sound: Memorializing After A Youth Dies By Suicide http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/599061/8d503f7a76/287702039/d4b0dfae05/   If you heard Maureen present at the Oct. 9th, 2012 Well Aware Webinar "THE INSIGHT," you know her focus is practical application of evidence-based programs. A nationally recognized 30-year expert in youth suicide prevention, Maureen…
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Oct 01, 2012

SPTS Thoughts on NJ School Respect Week

The concept of making one week in the school year a time when the focus of the school is on respect is a great one, but why not use this opportunity to incorporate the concept of respect into the ongoing culture of your school? Take the projects your school is implementing this week that emphasize respect and engage the members of your school community in conversations about how to keep them going all year long.…
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Sep 25, 2012

Hogs and Heroes Foundation Donation to SPTS

Robert "BERNIESBUS" Parker; Event Organizer Chpt 3 MD, Hogs and Heroes Foundation presents a donation check to Scott Fritz on September 18, 2012.  Bernie and the Hogs and Heroes Foundation organized a fundraiser Motorcycle Ride to support SPTS and our suicide prevention efforts. We look forward to continuing work with a wonderful organization!  THANK YOU!
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Sep 10, 2012

World Suicide Prevention Day 2012

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. As fathers who lost teenagers to suicide, and know the sting of losing a loved one to suicide, we urge you today and in the future, to learn the warning signs and risk factors for your friends, kids, and grandkids, and also know the protective factors that can help them stay safe. This information can be found on our website, SPTSUSA.ORG. We can’t do anything to save the…
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