3-3:34 PM – Reflection
Bobbi L. Beale, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist and the CEO of Life Adventures for All, a nonprofit committed to making Adventure Therapy accessible to our most vulnerable youth and families. Dr. Beale is also a senior research associate at the
Center for Innovative Practices, part of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. In her role at CWRU, she provides training, consultation and technical assistance to behavioral health providers and organizations to ensure they have access to current research, best practices and evidence-supported programs for youth and families.
- Understand how brain research informs our understanding of the impact of trauma.
- Identify three typical stress response patterns as survival skill sets.
- Be able to choose engagement strategies that are trauma informed and effective.
Dr. Keith A King
Dr. Keith A. King is a professor of health promotion and education at the University
of Cincinnati. He also serves as director of the Center for Prevention Science. His
research emphasizes psychosocial factors associated with child/adolescent health and
resiliency, suicide, violence and substance abuse prevention, mental health promotion,
and positive youth development. He has published more than 200 articles in peerreviewed journals and delivered more than 350 presentations. He is currently working with OhioMHAS in the development of a statewide infrastructure for suicide prevention and postvention resources.
- Discuss the resiliency and youth involvement in healthy behaviors.
- Identify evidence-based strategies for building resiliency in youth.
- Identify evidence-based strategies for building resiliency in communities.
- Discuss the importance of adult allies in assisting youth to build community resiliency.
Dr. John P. Ackerman
John P. Ackerman, Ph.D., serves as the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He directs community, school, and hospital efforts to educate others about the risks and warning signs of youth suicide. Dr. Ackerman and his team have supported over 150 schools in building suicide prevention programming into their curriculum. Dr. Ackerman is a child and adolescent psychologist, serves on the Zero Suicide Implementation team at NCH, and is involved in training on suicide screening and risk assessment in primary care and community settings.
- Learn the scope of youth suicide and core elements of programs that reduce suicide risk.
- Identify risk factors and warning signs of suicide among youth and know how to respond to meet immediate needs while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
- Discuss novel ways to empower youth leaders to build a culture of mental health, take on projects that are consistent with what we know works in reducing mental health stigma, and have a responsible and engaging conversations around suicide prevention.