The District’s Prevention/Intervention Center was recently presented with the “Keepers of Hope Community Partner Award” from the Georgia Suicide Prevention Community. The organization recognized the P/I Center’s work in suicide prevention and early intervention with students. Center director Jeff Inman was also individually recognized for his role as chairman of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Georgia.
In related news, Dr. Patti Agatston, specialist with the P/I Center will attend the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit Sept. 21-22 in Washington, D.C. The invitation-only summit is hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools in conjunction with the departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, Defense, Agriculture, the Interior, the Federal Trade Commission, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the National Council on Disability. Attendees will include 175 leaders of corporate and non-profit organizations, researchers, school personnel, parents, and students. This year’s summit will expand on last year’s goal of crafting a national strategy to prevent bullying, and will work towards engaging private and public organizations committed to providing needed tools and resources to ensure the safety of students.