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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Jill Hollingsworth

As the developer of RESPONSE - http://www.columbiacare.org/Page.asp?NavID=99, a comprehensive high-school based suicide prevention program and a Master ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Trainer, I have focused on suicide intervention for the past 10 years.

I'm now in the process of exploring primary prevention possibilities (so refreshing!) at the middle school level. In particular, I am very interested in developing a supplement to mental health units that focuses on mindfulness techniques since the development of these skills has shown great promise in preventing depression.

Areas of Interest: 
Depression,
suicide,
bullying prevention