Name of Engagement
Central Shenandoah Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative
Dr. Jane Wiggins, Director of Central Shenandoah Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative
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.
Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU
This is an existing initiative in the Shenandoah Valley between JMU, IIHHS at JMU and the Virginia Department of Health
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