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
Stephen Roggenbaum is employed in the Division of State and Local Support. He has been employed at USF since 1983. His experience includes training, consultation, and evaluation in residential programs for children with emotional disturbances, evaluation and case review projects, curriculum development, and technical assistance support to contracts/grants. Mr. Roggenbaum's primary areas of research focus include child welfare and suicide prevention. He has provided technical assistance to the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth and the Tennessee Children's Plan Outcome Review Teams, 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 served as Principal Investigator on the:
- Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Evaluation;
- The Youth Suicide Prevention School-based Guide - Dissemination of The Guide;
- Statewide Suicide Prevention Implementation Program (an allocation of funding from the 2007 Florida Legislature); and,
- The Relationship of Suicide Death to Baker Act Examination, Client Characteristics and Service Use Patterns.
Mr. Roggenbaum has presented at a number of conferences including: the Florida Alcohol and Drug Dependency Association Conference, five American Association of Suicidology annual conferences, Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) Conference, two 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. Additionally, he has presented on suicide prevention at Florida, Kentucky, and Maryland’s state suicide prevention conferences.
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 (BPR) for Suicide Prevention funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA).
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 was a former member of the Governor’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention. He currently is one of four gubernatorial 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.