Office of Student Support Services at the NYS Education Department
Ann Lanoue, R.N., BSN, MBA, joined the New York State Education Department in 2019, as an Associate in School Nursing. She works primarily on school health issues including regulations, policy development, and guideline development. She also focuses on health education, HIV, Suicide Prevention, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey and School Health Profiles administration as well as other related issues.
Ann has been in the field of nursing for 40 years. Her career has spanned from hospital nursing, public health to nursing administration. Prior to joining NYSED, Ann was a school nurse for fourteen years covering K-12 and functioned as their Director of Nursing for the last five years of her in school career. Ann loved working with students, their families, school administrators, faculty, and staff, as there is no better place to be than a school where students keep you on your toes!
Each year more than 80 school-aged children die by suicide and nearly 2,000 are hospitalized for suicide attempts in New York State. How should schools respond and what resources should be utilized? Through reallife examples of school and community partnerships, participants will learn about the components of a comprehensive approach to school suicide prevention with an emphasis on best practices and how to access resources, consultation, and training toward improving suicide safety.