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Shades of Suicide:

How Student Risk Profiles Inform Best Practices

What You'll Learn In This Webinar


  • Use student profiles to inform understanding and response to risk
  • Awareness of student mindsets of suicide and self-harm
  • Address ways to encourage life-saving connections
  • Implement evidence-based suicide prevention
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About This Webinar

Suicide can feel senseless, confusing, and even immobilizing. This webinar will guide educators through student mindsets regarding suicide and self-harm. We will explore how student profiles inform our understanding and response to risk dynamics, and how each layer of evidence-based suicide prevention can be an opportunity to encourage life-saving connections.

  • Present profiles of student risk across the continuum
  • Use a working model of risk dynamics to allow educators to dive deeper into student mindsets and community factors to feel more confident when recognizing signs
  • Map how these student profiles and risk factors can be addressed or identified through multi-tiered and multi-faceted best practices
  • Explore common barriers when students have been identified, screened, or referred out
  • How does technology play a role in risk?

About The Presenter

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Joseph (J.J.) Ferrito, Psy.D

Dr. Joseph (J.J.) Ferrito is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in New Jersey. He specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Ferrito has experience working with children and adolescents across a variety of levels of care including schools. Dr. Ferrito’s research has focused on sustainable methods for fostering and assessing Social Emotional Learning and Character Development (SECD) in children and adolescents. 

Dr. Ferrito earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Marist College, Master’s Degree in School Psychology from Rutgers University, and Doctorate in Applied Psychology from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. He completed an APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital in San Diego California. He then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology at Hackensack University Medical Center.