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Pastor and Community Leaders Suicide Prevention Seminar and Training

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Olivet Baptist Church

740 E ML King Blvd

Chattanooga, TN 37403

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This is a one day Community Suicide and Prevention Seminar and Training. The event will discuss techniques and methods that can be used to assist an individual struggling with suicidal thoughts while encompassing their faith and spirituality. This seminar will be conducted by Dr. David Capuzzi, Phd, NCC, LPC.

David Capuzzi, PhD, NCC, LPC, is a counselor educator and member of the core faculty in mental health counseling at Walden University and professor emeritus at Portland State University. Previously, he served as an affiliate professor in the Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services at Pennsylvania State University and Scholar in Residence in counselor education at Johns Hopkins University. He is past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), formerly the American Association for Counseling and Development, and past Chair of both the ACA Foundation and the ACA Insurance Trust.

Importance of this Topic:

The adolescent at risk for suicidal preoccupation and behavior has become an increasing concern for schools and communities throughout the United States. Adolescent deaths resulting from suicide in the United States increased dramatically during recent decades until 1990, when it decreased modestly. From 1950 to 1990, the suicide rate for 15 to 19-year old’s increased by 300% but from 1990 to 2013, the rate in this age group decreased by 28%. In 2013, there were 1748 suicides among people 15 to 19 years old. The exact number of deaths from suicide may be higher, because some of these deaths may have been recorded as “accidental.” Young men 15 to 19 years old had a completed suicide rate 3 times greater than that of their female counterparts. By contrast, the rate of suicide attempts was twice as high among young women than among adolescent men, correlating to their tendency to choose less lethal methods (Shain, & Adolescence, C. O. (2016). The ratio of attempted suicides to completed suicides among adolescents is estimated to be 50:1 to 100:1 (Shain, & Adolescence, C. O. (2016). Much of the literature (Kostenuik & Ratnapalan, 2010) ranks suicide, following accidents, as the second (O’Brien et al., 2017) leading cause of death for youth in the United States.

Interest in Chattanooga:

I resided in the South from 1952 until arriving in Oregon in 1978 and still miss being there. I am enthusiastic about the fact that there is high interest in the topic of suicide prevention since there are still so many communities who are reticent to address the topic in ways that serve the best interests of adolescents and young adults and make the community on the forefront of prevention efforts. I have been hearing about some of the innovative initiatives being planned for the community and think this would be an excellent match for what I can bring to the residents of Chattanooga and have the greatest respect for all those wanting to do their very best on behalf of all concerned - Dr. David Capuzzi.


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