This webinar will provide an overview of suicide prevention with the intention of encouraging participants to be available to prevent suicide within the people they interact with. Facilitator will discuss warning signs and risk factors for suicide. National data, youth data, including suicide among Latinos and other relevant data will be presented. The webinar will discuss the effects of this “forever decision” which is preventable. The facilitator will present her experience as the suicide prevention project coordinator at CETPA Inc. Lastly, suicide prevention resources that are easy to implement and culturally based practices that have proven to work in the efforts of preventing suicide will be discussed.
Diana Rosado, ICP
Born in Ohio from Puerto Rican parents. Graduated from a B.A. in Business Education and a M.A. in Guidance in Counseling from the University of Puerto Rico. Diana is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist. Worked as a school counselor in elementary, intermediate and high schools in public school settings. Worked as a Partnership Specialist with the Department of Commerce for three years. She was a prevention specialist at CETPA (Center for Education, Treatment and Prevention of Addictions) Inc. As the project coordinator for the suicide prevention initiative, she started the Suicide Prevention Coalition in Gwinnet County in GA, coordinated the direction and production of a suicide prevention documentary that aired in Spanish TV and won the Emmy Award in the Southeast. Ms. Rosado afterwards directed the Alcohol Prevention Project in five regions of Georgia, concentrating efforts towards the Latino youth.