This event will include sessions featuring school psychologists focusing on the issues of suicide prevention, gender violence and students impacted by crime. Some of the sessions will include materials that may be useful in training, or in preparation to facilitate discussion around the topic of crisis. As mass violence, mental health and other issues impact children's well-being, it is important that we are well informed by the research and prepared to respond to these events.
Dr. Kevin Kelly, School Psychologist in the Quakertown Community School District and Adjunct Lehigh University professor. Dr. Kelly will discuss school safety and the recent controversies surrounding teachers' roles in mass school violence.
Ms. Cathy Siciliano, Teacher in the Quakertown Community School District and Area Director Philadelphia for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Ms. Siciliano will discuss her work with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and how this group aims to educate others about suicide prevention and provide support to those in need.
Ms. Rebecca Glass, MSS, LSW, Direct Services Supervisor at the Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley. Ms. Glass will discuss the resources and support available to crime victims through this agency.
Dr. Nicki Johnson, Lehigh faculty member in the counseling psychology program. Dr. Johnson's research interests include sexual assault, prevention, prevention, LGBTQ, and partner violence. Dr. Johnson will discuss her research in these areas and provide an abbreviated bystander intervention program.
Parking: Metered parking is available along East Packer Avenue. Handicapped parking is also available along East Packer Avenue. There is additional parking in the Zoellner Parking Garage for a $3.00 fee. Please remember that a current Lehigh Parking Permit is required at all times when parked on any Lehigh property. Special visitor parking is available.
Food: Breakfast and gourmet boxed lunch will be provided to all participants, free of charge.