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Symposium2017

Pathway to Care for Effective Suicide Prevention

The success of implementing Zero Suicide in VT relies on the connections between healthcare professionals and mental health organizations. It is critical for professionals to work with clients on the Pathway to Care from prevention through recovery.
 
The Zero Suicide Pathway to Care is: Screening, Safety Planning, Lethal Means Restriction, Treatment, & Follow-Up. The success of this pathway depends on a suicide savvy workforce at every stage with the goal that no one “falls through the cracks”.
 
This Symposium will discuss the Pathway to Care and give you the tools to bring back to your community. Get hands on knowledge about the Pathway to Care and talk to experts in Suicide Prevention. Attend and move your community on a pathway to effective Suicide Prevention.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Professionals working within Public Health, Mental Health, Medical, Education, Social Service,Government, Veteran, Corrections, National Guard
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss or Suicide Attempt
  • ANYONE interested in preventing self-harm and suicide

VERMONT SUICIDE
PREVENTION SYMPOSIUM



June 5th, 2017
Grand Killington Resort Hotel
Killington, VT




Register Today 

Fee includes materials, light breakfast & lunch
SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTER EARLY!
Early Bird Registration (before April 7, 2017) $125.00
Regular Registration $140.00

CEUs for attending event (pending) - optional $35.00
Limited Scholarships Available: info@HealthandLearning.org

KEYNOTES


STAYING ALIVE: PROGRESS TOWARD SUICIDE SAFE HEALTH CARE
Mike Hogan, Ph.D, Principal, Hogan Health Solutions
Presentation will summarize data on suicide in healthcare which reveal how suicidal people “fall through the cracks.” Keynote will  describe recent developments to make healthcare environments (e.g. primary care offices, behavioral health settings, hospitals) “suicide safe.” State and national progress on encouraging, implementing and evaluating these changes will be summarized.


IT’S A MARATHON NOT A SPRINT: IMPLEMENTING THE ZERO SUICIDE FRAMEWORK
Becky Stoll, LCSW, VP Crisis & Disaster Management, Centerstone
The risk of suicide attempts and death is reduced when collaborative safety planning with patients and their support systems occurs when high risk for suicide is identified. The presentation will highlight the key steps of Safety Planning including thorough Means Restriction Counseling so that providers can substantially reduce the number of suicide deaths and suicide attempts that occur in VT.


THE IDEATION-TO-ACTION FRAMEWORK AND THE THREE-STEP THEORY: NEW APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING SUICIDE
E. David Klonsky, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Personality, Emotion, & Behaviour Lab, University of British Columbia
Most people who consider suicide do not go on to make a suicide attempt. Moreover, most often cited risk factors for suicide—such as psychiatric disorders, depression, hopelessness, and even impulsivity—fail to distinguish between those who attempt suicide and those who only consider suicide. This talk will describe the need for and implications of the ideation-to-action framework, and present the Three-Step Theory (3St), a new theory of suicide positioned within this framework.

 

BEST PRACTICES IN COMPREHENSIVE SUICIDE PREVENTION
Richard T. McKeon, Ph.D., M.P.H., Chief of Suicide Prevention Branch, Center for Mental Health Services of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
Reducing suicide statewide requires a comprehensive approach, based on evidence that includes a strong community response, as well as a strong health care response. Multi-component approaches and the evidence that supports them will be presented as well as the need in health systems to address both mental health and substance use and misuse as part of their suicide prevention efforts.”

WORKSHOPS

HAVING COMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT GUNS IN THE CLINICAL SETTING
Catherine Barber, MPA 

This workshop covers implementing a lethal means counseling protocol in a clinical setting. Emphasis will be on sharing work from a clinical trial currently being launched in Colorado emergency departments. The workshop will cover protocols, resources, tips on respecting the patient’s/family’s decisional autonomy, legal information, intro to various locking devices and offsite storage options for guns, and how to address other suicide methods.


THE SAFETY NETS OF SUICIDE PREVENTION: FROM HOSPITALS TO COMMUNITY CARE
Jessica Bernard, Elaine de Mello, Megan Rigoni, Tony Stevens

This workshop panel will explore two projects.

  1. Project Re-Engineering Discharge (RED) is a best practice for following patients from an inpatient medical setting out into the community to assure a smooth transition, education about the medical condition and access and coordination of care post-discharge.  A unique approach to Project RED is its implementation at New Hampshire’s state psychiatric facility. Education, coordination of care, safety planning and engagement of key resources including community mental health, natural supports and coping skills are being designed to help young people and their families avoid relapse and further suicide risk and promote wellness and reintegration back into the community. This model reflects the components of Zero Suicide, a national initiative to enhance a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention in behavioral health and health care settings, assuring best practices and continuity of care to reduce incidents of suicide in high risk patients.  Elaine de Mello will discuss engagement of the youth and their family as well as other key support persons in safety planning and education about suicide risk, are essential part of the dialogue prior to discharge into the community.
  2. The Zero Suicide Initiative specifically seeks to facilitate system change in Vermont through strategies that embed suicide prevention deeply into the existing and emerging infrastructure for suicide prevention leadership, health reform at the state and local levels, and in community services. One aspect of integrating suicide prevention into healthcare systems is working across sectors, such as education, healthcare, and community providers.  Since the fall of 2016, the Vermont Departments of Health and Mental Health (VDH/VDMH), the St. Albans District Office, Northwestern Medical Center (NMC), the NMC ED SBIRT screening team, and Northwestern Counseling & Support Services (NCSS) have been collaborating on an Emergency Department Pilot Project as the first step in system transformation across sectors in Vermont.  In this presentation, the presenters will describe:
    • the evolution of the pilot project at NMC and how it fits within the Zero Suicide initiative
    • the process used in screening for suicide risk
    • the types of quality improvement tests being conducted
    • how ED staff, SBIRT, and NCSS work together to screen, assess, and coordinate care for persons at   risk, and next steps for the pilot project.

THE THREE-STEP THEORY OF SUICIDE: APPLICATIONS FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION & CLINICAL PRACTICE
E. David Klonsky, Ph.D

Klonsky and May (2014) argued that an “ideation-to-action” framework should guide suicide theory, research, and prevention. From this perspective, (a) the development of suicide ideation and (b) the progression from ideation to suicide attempts are distinct processes with distinct explanations.  Recently, we introduced a new theory of suicide positioned within this framework (Klonsky & May, 2015): the Three-Step Theory (3ST) of suicide. First, the 3ST suggests that suicide ideation results from the combination of pain (usually psychological pain) and hopelessness. Second, among those experiencing both pain and hopelessness, connectedness is a key protective factor against escalating ideation. Third, the theory views the progression from  ideation to attempts as facilitated by dispositional, acquired, and practical contributors to the capacity to attempt suicide. This workshop will utilize several real-world case examples and audience interaction/discussion to illustrate the utility of the ideation-to-action framework and 3ST for understanding and preventing suicide.

MENTAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE MISUSE, AND SUICIDE PREVENTION
Richard T. McKeon, Ph.D., M.P.H.

This workshop will focus on the role of substance use and misuse in suicide and their implications for suicide prevention. Key issues discussed will include screening, workforce training, emergency room interventions, and intervening with those in substance abuse treatment.

RIDING THE ROLLER COASTER: IMPLEMENTING ZERO SUICIDE
Thomas Delaney, Beth Holden, Julie Parker, Becky Stoll

This session will provide information on Centerstone, Howard Center and Northwestern Counseling and Support Services’ journeys in the implementation of the Zero Suicide framework. Lessons learned, evaluation data collected and pitfalls will be shared. A review of how the organizations addressed each of the seven pillars of the Zero Suicide framework will be presented in addition to future Suicide Pathway development.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
If you would like to participate as a Sponsor,
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or contact info@healthandlearning.org

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Here is What Last Year’s Attendees Had to Say:

“Incredible, dynamic, smart presenters!” “The magnitude of the speakers who presented was impressive.”

Get hands on knowledge about the Pathway to Care and talk to experts in Suicide Prevention. Attend and move your community on a pathway to effective Suicide Prevention.

Suicide Prevention Symposium Partners & Sponsoring Organizations

AGENDA


8:00-9:00am    REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST

 

8:15am    NEWCOMER ORIENTATION
This session has been designed for those who are new to the Vermont Suicide Prevention efforts & would like a detailed overview of all initiatives & activities as well as the foundation of our work - the VT Suicide Prevention Platform.

 

9:00am     WELCOME    Commissioner Melissa Bailey

                                       VT Department of Mental Health

 

OPENING       JoEllen Tarallo
VT Suicide Prevention: Where Do We Go from Here?

 

KEYNOTE       Mike Hogan
Staying Alive: Progress toward Suicide Safe Health Care

 

FEATURED PLENARY       Thomas Delaney
Data Retrospective - Suicide in VT


DISPLAY & NETWORKING BREAK

 

KEYNOTE       Becky Stoll
It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint: Implementing the Zero Suicide Framework

 

KEYNOTE       E. David Klonsky
The Ideation-to-Action Framework and the Three-Step Theory: New Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Suicide

 

LUNCH
Suicide Prevention Advocacy Recognition Presentations

 

FEATURED TED-STYLE TALK - Eric Astleford - "Military Culture and Its Relationship to Suicide"

 

KEYNOTE       Richard McKeon
Best Practices in Comprehensive Suicide Prevention

 

FEATURED TED-STYLE TALK - Cathleen Lamberton - "Life After Suicide"

 

BREAK

 

WORKSHOPS

 

4:00pm    SESSIONS CLOSE


The speaker itineraries are subject to change without notice

Suicide Prevention Symposium Partners & Sponsoring Organizations


 

PRESENTERS 

 

JoEllen Tarallo, EdD, MCHES, FASHA
Director, VT Suicide Prevention Center Executive Director, Center for Health and Learning

Full bios HERE

Jessica Bernard, MA
Quality Management Chief of the
Child, Adolescent and Family Unit, VT Department of Mental Health

Thomas Delaney, PhD
Assistant Professor, VT Child Health Improvement Program College of Medicine at UVM

Elaine de Mello, LCSW
Connect Supervisor of Training
& Prevention Services, NAMI NH

Julie Parker, LCMHC
Assistant Director of Outpatient, Crisis and Integrated Health Services, NCSS

Tony Stevens, MS, LCMHC
Crisis Team Leader, NCSS

E. David Klonsky, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Director, Personality, Emotion, & Behaviour Lab, University of British Columbia

Becky Stoll, LCSW VP Crisis & Disaster Management, Centerstone

Mike Hogan, Ph.D

Principal, Hogan Health Solutions

 

Beth Holden, MS, LCMHC, LADC
Associate Director, Howard Center

Richard T. McKeon, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Chief of Suicide Prevention Branch,
Center for Mental Health Services of Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)

Catherine Barber, MPA 
Senior Researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health's Injury Research Center.

Megan Rigoni, MPH
Vermont Department of Health, Project Assistant/Temporary Intern
VCHIP, CHAMP Chart Reviewer

Cathleen Lamberton
President, Cathleen L., LLC

Eric Astleford, MA, QMHP
Crisis Clinician, NCSS