December 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us for this first webinar of the ICRC-S 2018 – 2019 webinar series, Preventing Suicide by Promoting Social Connectedness: An Overview of What we Know About Promoting Connectedness. In this webinar, Kim Van Orden, PhD, from the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at the University of Rochester, will discuss the state of the science on social connectedness as an intervention target to prevent suicide. She will discuss current challenges faced by researchers and practitioners in suicide prevention, including: how to define and measure connectedness; clarifying the role of connectedness as an intervention target (e.g., causal factor and/or buffer or protective factor); limitations of what is known about promoting connectedness; and opportunities for the field to build a portfolio of evidence-based strategies to promote connectedness. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions of the presenter.