Stephen Roggenbaum, MA
- BA in Social Work, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Massachusetts
- MA in Curriculum & Instruction, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
- PhD candidate in Curriculum & Instruction, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Mr. Roggenbaum has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on:
- The Relationship of Suicide Death to Baker Act Examination, Client Characteristics and Service Use Patterns,
- Statewide Suicide Prevention Implementation Program (an allocation of funding from the 2007 Florida Legislature);
- The Youth Suicide Prevention School-based Guide - Dissemination of The Guide;
- Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Evaluation; and
- University of South Florida Campus Suicide Prevention Project.
Stephen Roggenbaum is employed in the Division of Child and Family Behavioral Health within the Department of Child & Family Studies. He has been employed at USF since 1983. Mr. Roggenbaum's primary areas of research focus include suicide prevention and child welfare. His experience includes training, consultation, and evaluation in suicide prevention and in programs for children with emotional disturbances. He has also participated in evaluation and case review projects, curriculum development, and technical assistance support to contracts/grants. He has assisted in case outcomes reviews in Wisconsin and Iowa, and served as project director on a number of grants including the Development of a School-Based Suicide Prevention Tool Kit.
Mr. Roggenbaum has presented at a number of conferences including: American Association of Suicidology Annual Conferences; Florida Alcohol and Drug Dependency Association Conference; A System of Care for Children’s Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base Conferences; and Developing Local Systems of Care for Children and Adolescents with Emotional Disturbances and their Families: Early Intervention Conference.
He presented on suicide prevention at Florida, Kentucky, and Maryland’s state suicide prevention conferences and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention Annual Conference. Additionally Mr. Roggenbaum co-developed and presented webinars on: Veteran Suicide Prevention Awareness; a Framework for Suicide Prevention in Schools; and Suicide, Medicaid, and Involuntary Examination Relationships.
He was part of the research team that researched, designed, and crafted the Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide. In 2008, the Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide was accepted for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA). Mr. Roggenbaum and his team revised and updated The Youth Suicide Prevention School-based Guide in 2012 and also crafted a New York county tailored version of The Youth Suicide Prevention School-based Guide.
Mr. Roggenbaum developed and teaches Suicide Issues In Behavioral Healthcare, an undergraduate course for the Behavioral Health Care Minor at USF. In 2007 and 2008, Mr. Roggenbaum was an invited member of an American Association of Suicidology (AAS) task force to help develop the School Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program.
Mr. Roggenbaum currently is in his second gubernatorial appointment term as one of four appointments on the Florida Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council, and is a member of the Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition, and Pasco Aware suicide prevention task force. He was a former member of the Florida Governor’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention.