Name of Engagement

Central Shenandoah Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative

Contact Information

Dr. Jane Wiggins, Director of Central Shenandoah Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative

Contact Details

wigginjr@jmu.edu

Description

The Central Shenandoah Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative is part of a statewide effort, coordinated by the Virginia Department of Health, to reduce risk for suicide among Virginia’s youth, ages 10-24. They work to increase statewide public awareness about youth suicide and youth suicide prevention, as well as help communities, schools, churches and youth service organizations to develop and implement comprehensive suicide prevention plans.

Web Presence

http://www.preventsuicidecsv.org/

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA

Date

This is an existing initiative in the Shenandoah Valley between JMU, IIHHS at JMU and the Virginia Department of Health

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Health and Healthcare

Benefits for Faculty, Students, Community, and Institution

JMU students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in this field. The university benefits from this community partnership.

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

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