2021 STAR-Center Conference - Preventing Suicide in Children and Youth: Building Resilience in the Face of Adversity

May 14, 2021

See attached brochure for program information. 

See attached form when paying for this event with a Journal Transfer. 

You will have until 8/14/2021 to obtain your CE credits if you need them. 

STAR-Center is a suicide prevention program for teens and young children within the UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Psychiatry. From its inception in 1986, the program has been primarily funded through an appropriation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the University of Pittsburgh.

STAR-Center is a program that combines clinical and outreach services designed to combat the problem of child and adolescent suicide. We provide outpatient assessment and treatment for depressed and anxious children and teens. We also offer acute treatment to depressed and suicidal teens via our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

Our annual conferences strive to disseminate what we have learned about best practice clinical care into practical guidelines for educational and community settings. STAR Center is devoted to providing training opportunities for students and psychiatric residents as well as contributing to the future development of research designed to study the pressing issues related to child and adolescent suicide.

The fee for this course is $30. UPMC and University of Pittsburgh staff will pay $15 with this code (and their UPMC/Pitt e-mail address): STAR2021-UPMC

Target Audience

This program is appropriate for clinical and educational personnel.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the shifting suicide trends for suicide among minority populations, specifically for Black youth
  2. Recognize risk factors for suicide among Black youth
  3. Discuss existing evidence about suicide risks and interventions for Black Youth
  4. Assess their school crisis team’s composition, reparation, training, and refresher training
  5. Identify challenges in convening, preparing, and training school crisis teams
  6. Identify evidence-informed strategies and resources to overcome these challenges
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 APA
  • 5.00 ASWB
  • 5.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/14/2021 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/14/2021 - 3:30pm EDT

See attached brochure.

Directors:David Brent, MD/Paula McCommon, EdD 5-14-2021/Pittsburgh, PA-Virtual Presentation May 14, 2021
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

See attached brochure. 


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association.  University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Psychologists completing this course receive 5.0 continuing education credits.


Education and Consultative Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5059. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of this program. This program is being offered for 5.0 continuing education hours.

Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 5.0 continuing education credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded 0.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU's). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 5.0 hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

PA Educators (Act 48):

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer Continuing Education Credits under the Act 48 guidelines.  UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.  PA educators will receive 5.0 hours of Act 48 credit for completing this program.

  • Please retain your certificates in a safe place. Replacements cost $30 for NCC and General CEU.
  • Continuing education credits will be reduced if the participant chooses to leave before the end of the event.
  • NBCC, Act 48, and General CEU – Upon completion of the evaluation on the CCEHS and answering questions in the evaluation re: these CE credits (name, e-mail address and whether you need NCC, Act 48, or Gen. CEU), participants will be awarded a continuing education certificate four to six weeks post-conference via e-mail.
  • APA and LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT certificates will be issued upon completion of the evaluation on the CCEHS registration site
  • Upon completion of the evaluation on the CCEHS registration site, Act 48 continuing education credit hours will be uploaded into the PERMS system via the University of Pittsburgh Department of Education.  Please include your PERMS number in the evaluation where requested. Your credit hours will be available in the PERMS system two weeks after the program. 

This program costs $30. UPMC/Pitt staff can attend for $15 with their UPMC/Pitt e-mail address and this code: STAR2021-UPMC

Available Credit

  • 5.00 APA
  • 5.00 ASWB
  • 5.00 Attendance


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