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Stephen Roggenbaum, MA

Stephen Roggenbaum, MA









Stephen Roggenbaum is employed in the Division of Child and Family Behavioral Health. 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.

Mr. Roggenbaum served as Co-Principal Investigator and Training Coordinator for a three-year, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-funded University of South Florida’s Campus Suicide Prevention Project (2013 – 2016).

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, which was accepted in 2008 for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 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.

Mr. Roggenbaum teaches Behavioral Healthcare Issues for Children and Suicide Issues In Behavioral Healthcare undergraduate courses for the Behavioral Health Care Major 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.

Mr. Roggenbaum recently presented at the Tampa Mayor's Youth Leadership Council: Suicide and Depression Forum. He joined several mental health professionals to present to parents and teens about suicide and depression. His presentation can be viewed at 23:30.