Effie Malley is a senior prevention specialist at the national Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). She is one of the authors of SPRC’s Suicide Risk and Prevention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth, and has given numerous trainings on the topic. She works with federal grantees, advising them on youth suicide prevention and early intervention. She also works with a number of statewide suicide prevention coalitions. She is particularly interested in research to practice issues and coalition building.
Prior to working at SPRC, she was director of the Suicide Prevention Partnership for five years. She also consulted several years with nonprofit organizations and foundations where she focused on health issues in the areas of mental health, brain injury, and suicide prevention.
Earlier Effie spent several years working in New Hampshire state government. She is the former state director of the NH Division for Children and Youth Services with responsibility for child protective and juvenile justice services.
Effie Malley will be speaking at the upcoming 42nd Annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, April 15-18, 2009 in San Francisco. You can find complete program details on their website . You can find a whitepaper by Effie Malley and others on “Suicide Risk and Prevention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth.”
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