Services for Teens At Risk

Past Presentations

Past Presentations

Here you'll find presentations from our past conferences.  You are welcome to download a copy for your personal use.  If you want to use a presentation for a training event, please contact us for permission and any updates.  Thanks!

2018 STAR-Center Conference Keynotes and Skill Development Workshops

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  Youth Suicide in the Digital Age:  Impact of Social Media on Teen's Suicidal Risk  - David A. Brent, M.D.

KEYNOTE 2:  Supporting Students with Anxiety and Depression at School:  What Works? - Mary Margaret Kerr, Ed.D.


Partnering with Parents of LGBT Youth - Gerald T. Montano, DO, MS

Trauma-Focused CBT for Childhood Traumatic Grief - Judith Cohen, M.D.

Understanding the Impact of Concussions:  From Injury through Recovery - Luke C. Henry, Ph.D.

Concussions & Return to Learn:  The Neurocognitive and Educational Aspects of Recovery - Brenda Eagan Brown, Med, CBIS

Bringing Mindfulness to the Classroom  - Claudine Runnette, MS, LPC and Jennifer Asmonga, Med.

Handout to Accompany PowerPoint

Self-Injury:  The Why, How, and When Young People Hurt Themselves, and What We Can Do  - Garry King, Grad Dip Education; Masters of Education (Guidance and Counseling); Masters of Suicidology

Sleep during Adolescence:  Developmental Changes and Links to Emotional Function - Peter L. Franzen, Ph.D.

Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) for Depressed Preadolescents  - Laura J. Dietz, Ph.D., and Rebecca Weinberg, PsyD.

Sexual Violence and Dating Violence Prevention for Teens and Young Adults:  What Works? - Kelly Jones, Ph.D., MPH

Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids:  A Whole-Child Approach Supporting Childhood Mental Health  - Leah Northrop, MS, RYT

Handout to Accompany PowerPoint

It's a Different World:  Mental Health, Technology and Social Media   - Ryan Klingensmith, LPC, NCC - Handout Only

Prevention and Treatment of Depression and Suicidality among Gender Minority Youth:  An Introduction and Review of the Health Sciences Literature  - Michael Marshal, Ph.D., and Brian Thoma, Ph.D.

2017 STAR-Center Conference Keynotes and Skill Development Workshops

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Fast Forward:  Innovations in the Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Youth - David A. Brent, MD

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Role [and Toll] of Educators’ Involvement in Suicide Prevention, Treatment and Postvention - Mary Margaret Kerr, EdD


Why Mindfulness Matters. . .and How to Introduce it to Teens - Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD

Best Practices for Anxious Children and Teens - Christina Kirsch, MS and Sharon Shorak, LSW

Concussions and Adolescents: Understanding Pathology and Development - Luke C. Henry, PhD

Therapeutic Strategies for Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Teens - Maureen Maher Bridge, LCSW and Kimberly Poling, LCSW

Social Media Use in Depressed and Anxious Adolescents: A Two Way Street - Ana Radovic, MD, MSc

Preparing Youth with Mood and Anxiety Disorders for a Successful Transition to College - Tina Goldstein, PhD and Dara Sakolsky, MD, PhD

Prevention and Treatment of Depression and Suicidality among Gender Minority (Transgender and Nonbinary) Youth: An Introduction and Review of the Health Services Literature - Michael Marshal, PhD and Brian Thoma, PhD

Uniform Protocol for the Assessment and Treatment of Acute Suicide Risk - Stephanie D. Stepp, PhD and Amy Byrd, PhD