Friday, May 11, 2018
OISE, 252 Bloor St. West
How can we best serve kids in a suicidal crisis? Research has shown that connection to families and schools
are two of the most important protective factors to keeping kids alive. In this talk, Dr. Singer will share
insights from a decade’s worth of research on families with a suicidal youth, crisis services, help-seeking, and
current and future social workers.
Dr. Jonathan Singer is Associate Professor of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago and founder and host
of the award winning Social Work Podcast. For the past 21 years, Dr. Singer has been a community mental
health clinician, educator and researcher, much of that time providing crisis services to suicidal youth in
schools. His clinical and research interests focus on interventions for suicidal and cyberbullied youth; service
access and service utilization; and use of technology in education and clinical practice.
He is the author of over 60 publications, including the 2015 Routledge text, Suicide in Schools: A
Practitioner’s Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention. His research has
been featured in national and international media outlets like NPR, Fox, Time Magazine, and The Guardian.
Dr. Singer is a founding member of #SPSM, an online suicide prevention social media community. He serves
on the boards of the American Association of Suicidology, and the international organization Human Services
Information Technology Association. He is the chair of the Children, Adolescent, and Young Adult Committee
for the National Association of Social Worker, and the Council on Publications for the Council on Social Work
He lives in Evanston, IL with his wife and three children and can be found on Twitter as @socworkpodcast.
There is no registration fee. Register online at https://workingwithsuicidalyouth.eventbrite.ca
If you have an accommodation need please let Natasha know firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 978-5659
and we will do our best to make appropriate arrangements.