Florida School Toolkit for K-12 Educators to Prevent Suicide

The following individuals have had significant impact in the field of suicide prevention and were interviewed prior to developing the Florida S.T.E.P.S. We deeply appreciate their insight and have included many of their thoughts and recommendations in this document. Gene Cash, Ph.D. Professor, College of Psychology Nova Southeastern University Frank Zenere, Ed.S. District Coordinator, Student Services and Crisis Management Miami-Dade County Public Schools David Wheeler, Ph.D. Retired School Psychology Consultant, Florida Department of Education Anne Townsend, Ed.S., NCSP Supervisor, Psychological Services, Hillsborough County Public Schools Amy L. Hall, Ph.D. Coordinator, Student and Government Relations Volusia County Schools Stephen Roggenbaum Vice Chair, Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition Charlene M. Grecsek, Ed.D., LMHC Project Coordinator, Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities University of South Florida Sofia Castro, Ed.D., CPP Suicide Prevention Specialist, Statewide Office for Suicide Prevention Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Florida Department of Children and Families Peter Caproni, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, College of Psychology Nova Southeastern University We also wish to recognize the following Florida organizations, whose support will allow many schools to receive a printed copy of Florida S.T.E.P.S.: Institute for Small and Rural Districts Sol Taplin Charitable Foundation ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Florida S.T.E.P.S.