Services for Teens At Risk (STAR-Center)
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.
2018 STAR-Center Conference - Webinars Now Available
"Modern Times: Assessing, Supporting, and Engaging Youth at Risk for Suicide In a Digital Era"
May 4, 2018
Keynote Addresses by:
Dr. David Brent and Dr. Mary Margaret Kerr
How to be safe while watching '13 Reasons Why'
Interview: Sansea L. Jacobson, M.D.
Child Psychiatrist, STAR-Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
And Triple Board Program at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, UPMC
Act 71 Information
What is Act 71 of 2014?.
Act 71 was passed in 2014 as House Bill 1559. The law requires every school district in Pennsylvania to:.
1. Submit to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) a set of policies and procedures for suicide prevention in their district. Act 71 outlines what is required within this policy..