is a program that combines clinical and outreach services designed to combat the problem of adolescent suicide. Our mission is to offer state-of-the art, responsive care for youth and their families with depression, anxiety, or who are at risk for suicidal behavior, to train other professionals in best practices, and to make these practices better through continued research. STAR-Center is committed to the integration of education, prevention, treatment and research in order to offer the best care for our youth.
On August 3rd, 2011, Secretary of Public Welfare, Gary Alexander, announced that
Pennsylvania has been awarded funding for the next three years to continue statewide efforts
to help prevent youth suicide and promote early intervention. The award is for $477.706 per
year for three years.
STAR-Center is strengthening relationships with a clinic in Beirut by training them to provide services to children and teens.
In the aftermath of the most recent school tragedy we hope that you find the following resources helpful to share with students, parents and fellow professionals in the weeks and months to come. In addition to including resources related to the event we have also included general materials related to supporting youth and caregivers following trauma, promoting mental health awareness and enhancing school safety. Do not hesitate to contact us, to discuss your concerns or to explore additional resources.
STAR-Center provides a monthly parent psychoeducational group, "Parents are Partners" to teach parents about the symptoms, causes and treatments of depression. Additionally, STAR- Center offers bereavement support groups for adults, children and teens.The Survivors of Suicide(SOS/Bereavement Group) does not meet during the summer. We are now accepting new members for our "Winter Session" – January 9, 2014 – February 27, 2014.
Details will be posted as they become available