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Symposium2018

It Takes All of Us:  Building Connections for Suicide Prevention Across the Lifespan

 

A conference for Educators, Health Care, and Community Providers

 

CEUs: 5.5 Hours are approved through the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) for:

 
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
Apprentice Addiction Professionals (AAPs)
Alcohol & Drug Counselors (ADCs)
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADCs).
 
Allied Mental Health Practitioners
Clinical Mental Health Counselors
Certified Marriage and Family Therapists
Nonlicensed and Noncertified Psychotherapists
 
Psychological Examiners
 
Social Workers

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, 2018
Stoweflake Resort
Stowe, VT

 

 

 

Register Today

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Fee includes materials, light breakfast & lunch
SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTER EARLY!
Regular Registration (after April 29, 2018)  $140.00

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

 

2018 SYMPOSIUM

SPEAKER PRESENTATION SLIDES

POSTED HERE

(Check back as more are added when available)

 

 

KEYNOTES

 

"15 YEARS OF SOUL SEARCHING SINCE RYAN'S DEATH"
John Halligan, Founder Ryan's Story Presentation LTD

John will share his son's story along with his initial response and his journey these past 15 years that brought a deeper understanding of how building connections are vital in suicide prevention.  He will share his opinions of how parents, schools, students, mental and medical health providers, and even technology, all play a critical role.

 

"ARE WE MAKING A DIFFERENCE?  THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF SUICIDE PREVENTION"
James Wright, LCPC, Public Health Advisor
SAMHSA, Center for Mental Health Services
Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress and Special Programs
Suicide Prevention Branch

With old priorities changing and new priorities emerging, it can be difficult to assess national, state and community needs and opportunities. Mr. Wright will share SAMHSA’s expansion to a more lifespan approach to suicide prevention, including federal grant programs allowing for state and community work.  Impact of legislation and emerging initiatives, such as Zero Suicide, Emerging Technologies, Crisis Services and the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) will highlighted. Finally, Mr. Wright will discuss the importance of tracking suicidal behavior to show impact over time through different surveillance mechanisms, specifically highlighting work done by the Garrett Lee Smith grantee program, Zero Suicide initiative and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Examples will show not only the importance for state engagement but the needed enhanced focus by community providers.

 

FEATURED PLENARY:

"RECENT SUICIDE TRENDS IN VERMONT:  WHAT ARE WE LEARNING?
Thomas Delaney, PhD, Assistant Professor, Vermont Child Health Improvement Program, The Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine at UVM

This presentation will provide an overview of trends in suicide-related outcomes in Vermont and the U.S.  The talk will use data from a variety of sources in attempting to identify groups and settings where risks have been increasing, as well as identify areas where current efforts should be sustained.

WORKSHOPS

 

** Full Workshop Descriptions Can be Found HERE.  Check Back for Continuing Updates **

 

"NOTES FROM THE FIELD:  SCREENING TOOLS UTILIZED ACROSS SETTINGS"
Panel:
Sarah A. Arias, PhD, Alpert Medical School of Brown University - ED-SAFE
Robert R. Althoff, University of Vermont Medical Center - SERAS
Kelly Posner, PhD, The Columbia Lighthouse Project - C-SSRS

 

"VOICE OF SUICIDAL IDEATION - HOW CLINICIANS CAN WORK BETTER WITH INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO ARE SUICIDAL"
A father and his son will share their journey of hope, recovery, and discovery.

Matti Salminen, Karlo Salminen
Debby Haskins, MS, LADC, Suicide Program Specialist, will facilitate the discussion.

 

"REDUCING SHORT TERM SUICIDE RISK AFTER HOSPITALIZATION (CAMS)"
Kate Comtois, PhD, MPH, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

 

"TECHNOLOGY IMPACT ON OUR YOUTH'S MENTAL HEALTH"
John Halligan, Founder Ryan's Story Presentation LTD

 

"IMPROVING SYSTEMS:  PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT AND REACHING VETERANS NOT IN VA CARE"
James Wright, LCPC, Public Health Advisor, Suicide Prevention Branch, SAMHSA

 

"INTEGRATED HEALTH CARE STRATEGIES:  HOW THREE SITES ARE IMPLEMENTING A CLINICAL PATHWAY TO SUICIDE PREVENTION"
Panel:
Peter Mills, PhD, MS, Director, VA National Center for Patient Safety Field Office, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT
Meghan Snitkin, LICSW, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT
Meaghan McFadden, MSW, Clinical Social Worker, Northwestern Primary Care
Alison Miley, MSW, SASH Community Based Clinician, Howard Center

 

"THE COLUMBIA-SUICIDE SEVERITY RATING SCALE:  SAVING LIVES, REDUCING WORKLOADS AND REDUCING LIABILITY"
Adam Lesser, LCSW, Columbia University

 

"IN OUR OWN VOICE" (NAMI-VT PROGRAM)
Mitzi Bockmann
Kristy Hommel

 

"SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS & SUICIDE - A CHANCE FOR CLINICIANS TO TALK" 
Tom Delaney, PHD - "Substance Abuse, Suicide and Young People in Vermont:  What Do The Data Tell Us?
Win Turner, PhD, Project Director, SBIRT, Center for Behavioral Health Integration
Debby Haskins, MS, LADC, Suicide Program Specialist, Center for Health and Learning

Sponsorship Opportunities:
If you would like to participate as a Sponsor,
download this 2018 Symposium Sponsorship overview
or contact info@healthandlearning.org

Exhibitor Opportunities are available.
If you are a vendor or organization who would like to be an Exhibitor at this Symposium, please register here:

Exhibitor Registration

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

“This is consistently one of the best conferences I attend, even compared to international clinical psychology conferences.”

"So much valuable information offered.  Very informative and will be useful to bring back to my setting."

"I will be working with my agency team to implement many of the suggestions that were presented."

Attend and move your community on a pathway to effective Suicide Prevention.

AGENDA


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

8:15 am    NEWCOMER ORIENTATION - JoEllen Tarallo

9:00 am     OPENING/WELCOME - JoEllen Tarallo, Melissa Bailey, Alison Krompf

 

9:15 am KEYNOTE:

John Halligan, Founder, Ryan's Story Presentation
"15 Years of Soul Searching Since Ryan's Death"

 

10:00-10:20 am - FEATURED PLENARY      

Thomas Delaney - Vermont Data


10:00 -11:00 am - DISPLAY & NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - MORNING WORKSHOPS

 

12:15 - 1:15 pm - LUNCH
Suicide Recognition Presentations

 

1:15 - 2:00 pm - KEYNOTE:     

 James Wright (SAMHSA)

 

2:00 - 2:15 pm - FEATURED SHORT TALK 

2:15 - 2:30 pm - BREAK

2:30 - 4:00 pm - AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

4:00pm    SESSIONS CLOSE

 

A more detailed Agenda can be found HERE


The speaker itineraries are subject to change without notice. 

Suicide Prevention Symposium Partners & Sponsoring Organizations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meets One Weekend/Month in Burlington

     www.snhu.edu/pcmh

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Division of Maternal and Child Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

See Speaker Bios and Photos  HERE