Event Details
Suicide Prevention Summit
Event Type:Conference/Workshop
Location:La Crosse Center, South Hall, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, Wis.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Continuing Education
(608) 785-6504
Title Url:http://www.uwlax.edu/conted/suicideprevention/index.html
Organization/Department:UWL Continuing Ed

Summit Purpose and Audience:
To increase our understanding of suicide, its prevalence and the risk factors for specific populations, and acquire tools for prevention, assessment and intervention.

  • Psychologists
  • Social workers and counselors
  • Teachers
  • School guidance counselors
  • Clergy and pastoral care
  • Law enforcement officials
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Medical assistants
  • Youth leaders
  • Student service personnel
  • Interested/affected community members

The Suicide Prevention Summit features

  • Morton M. Silverman, M.D., Senior Medical Advisor, The Jed Foundation
  • Sally Spencer-Thomas, Psy. D., Executive Director, Carson J. Spencer Foundation

The QPR prevention tools will be taught throughout the Summit, www.qprinstitute.com
• Question • Persuade • Refer

Workshop topics include
  • The Opportunities and Challenges of Suicide Prevention - Morton M. Silverman, M.D.
  • QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention Training - Christine Hughs, LCSW
  • How Chronic Pain can Lead to Hopelessness - Lisa Howell, Ph. D.
  • Returning Combat Soldiers - Norb Laufenberg MSSW, ACSW, LICSW, LCSW
  • Facts & Fiction on Self-Injury - Jennifer Muehlenkamp, Ph. D.
  • Men & Suicide: How Avoiding Vulnerability Makes Us Vulnerable - Ryan McKelly, Ph.D., LP, HSP
  • Youth Suicide Prevention: What Works and What Doesn’t Work - Dr. Morton Silverman, M.D.
  • How Substance Use and Suicide get Inter-twined - Ronda Lettner, RN, LMFT, CSAC
  • Bullying and Suicide: Real or Media Hype? - Jeff Reiland, MS, CPT-S, CSAC
  • After a Suicide, Honoring Loss and Healing Together - Sally Spenser Thomas, Psy. D.
  • Impact of Suicide on Family Members: A Panel Discussion
  • Historical Trauma and Suicide - Elizabeth Digby-Britten, ME PD
  • Treating Suicide: The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide (CAMS) - Jennifer Muehlenkamp, Ph. D.
  • Up on the High Wire: Mental Resiliency and Suicide Prevention - Sally Spencer-Thomas, Psy.D.

Sept. 17, 2013
6-7:30 p.m. Awareness Event at Riverside Park (featuring music)

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