Services for Teens At Risk

Welcome to STAR-Center

Welcome to STAR-Center

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.

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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

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Thirteen reason to be concerned about ’13 Reasons Why’

Op Ed by 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

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Suicide Prevention and Awareness Event

Please join Senator Jay Costa, state and national teen suicide prevention organizations and medical and educational professionals for a discussion on teen suicide awareness and prevention. Hosted by: Senator Jay Costa.

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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..

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6th Annual PSA Contest for Youth Suicide Prevention

We are happy to announce the 6th Annual PSA Contest for Youth Suicide Prevention. There is a new website to launch the contest. Full details including the letter to schools, school flyer, contest rules, and timeline are provided. Be sure to read the letter to schools and full contest rules as they outline some changes as well as unique opportunities for those who enter.

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STAR Center's 30th Anniversary Research Symposium
Presentation videos now available

This Website and our services are made available through funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania General Assembly.