Please join us for a Research Connections Program on June 29 presented by the Arkansas Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with Marisa Marraccini, Ph.D.. Dr. Marraccini will be informing us about her AFSP-funded research “Supporting Youth Returning to School Following Hospitalization for a Suicide-Related Crisis.”
“The immediate period following a psychiatric hospitalization for a suicide-related crisis is marked by increased risk for suicide-related behaviors and re-hospitalization. Schools are a primary environment adolescents return to following hospital discharge, making them an important context for supporting adolescent recovery. Based on findings from our ongoing research that is developing school reintegration guidelines, this presentation identifies considerations for returning students across a continuum of services. Considerations include (1) school supports and services to cultivate a positive psychosocial climate and address the needs of returning students; (2) hospital approaches that integrate consideration of school context into treatment planning and school reintegration into discharge planning; and (3) enhanced communication between settings (e.g., hospitals, schools) and families to improve school reintegration experiences following psychiatric hospitalization. Ultimately, school re-entry plans should be tailored to the unique needs of the returning student and their school.”
If you would like to learn more about AFSP’s research, visit www.afsp.org/research.
*For virtual events, a Zoom link will be sent 1-2 days before the presentation.