Thank You to All Who Attended The 2018 Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Stoweflake Mountain Resort, Stowe Vermont

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

A conference for Educators, Health Care, and Community Providers

Thank you to all Attendees, Exhibitors, and our Sponsors

Information about the 2018 Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium can be found here

2018 Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium Speaker Slides

Newcomer Orientation – JoEllen Tarallo, Ed.D – VT-SPC Overview

Welcome from Melissa Bailey, Commissioner of Vermont Department of Mental Health – Overview Slide

Keynote:  James Wright, LCPC, SAMHSA – “Are We Making a Difference?  The Changing Landscape of Suicide Prevention”

Featured Plenary:  Thomas Delaney, PhD –  “Recent Suicide Trends in Vermont:  What are We Learning?”

WORKSHOP:  Notes From the Field:  Screening Tools Utilized Across Settings

Adam Lesser (for Kelly Posner) – Solving Our Common Problem:  Screening with the C_SSRS and Making Data Driven Policy to Save Lives

Robert Althoff, MD, PhD – “Suicide Risk Assessments in Hospitals Using Systematic Expert Risk Assessment for Suicide (SERAS)”

Sarah Arias, PhD – “The Emergency Department Safety Assessment and Follow-up Evaluation (ED-SAFE) study:  The Impact of Implementing Universal Suicide Risk Screening”

WORKSHOP:  Improving Systems:  Practice Improvement and Reaching Veterans Not in VA Care 

James Wright Slides

WORKSHOP:  The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale:  Saving Lives, Reducing Workloads and Reducing Liability” Adam Lesser, LCSW 

Slides:  “Identification, Triage, and Monitoring Using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale – Increasing Precision, Improving Care Delivery and Redirecting Scarce Resources”

Link to C-SSRS Video

WORKSHOP:  Reducing Short Term Suicide Risk After Hospitalization (CAMS) Kate Comtois, PhD, MPH   

Slides  “Reducing Short Term Suicide Risk after Hospitalization (CAMS)

Handout:  “Reducing Short Term Suicide Risk after Hospitalization (CAMS)

WORKSHOP:  Integrated Health Care Strategies:  How Three Sites Are Implementing a Clinical Pathway to Suicide Prevention

Peter Mills, PhD, MS and Meghan Snitkin, LICSW – “Integrated Health Care Strategies in VA”

Meghan McFadden Slides:  Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality (CAMS) in Primary Care

Meghan McFadden Handout:  “The CAMS Approach to Suicide Risk:  Philosophy and clinical procedures”, By David A. Jobes

Alison Miley, MSW – “Embedding a Mental Health Clinician in SASH Housing”

WORKSHOP:  Substance Use Disorders and 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, LADC – “Vermont SBIRT – Outcomes & Lessons”

Debby Haskins, LADC – “Substance Use Disorders and Suicide”