Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium 2020

Virtual Keynotes Speakers and Workshops

Check back here the week of September 14th for slides and recordings of the sessions.

Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium 2020, Bringing Resiliency Into Focus is honored to showcase these amazing presenters at this years event that will be VIRTUAL for the first time! In addition to the four diverse and talented Keynote speakers, we have over 20 presenters with a wide range of expertise speaking about their life experiences.

Dese’Rae L. Stage

Dese’Rae L. Stage

Dese’Rae L. Stage, an award-winning artist, mom, suicidologist, and activist will Bring Resiliency Into Focus with personal stories.
July 1, 20205731 min read
Pata Suyemoto, Ph.D.

Pata Suyemoto, Ph.D.

Dr. Pata Suyemoto is a feminist scholar, writer, educator, diversity trainer, mental health activist, jewelry designer, and avid bicyclist.
July 2, 20204132 min read
Jennifer Kelliher

Jennifer Kelliher

Jennifer Kelliher has been the Managing Director of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention since 2012.
July 3, 20203141 min read
Hasan Davis, J.D.

Hasan Davis, J.D.

For more than 25 years, Hasan has held to the belief that each child can and will succeed as long as adults in their world create hope.
July 4, 20204111 min read

The Symposium will engage a broad array of stakeholders to expand community based and cross sector approaches to suicide.

Audience:

Healthcare, social services, substance misuse and mental health providers across a continuum of care, representatives of community based organizations and state agencies that serve youth, families and adults across the lifespan, local and state policy makers, and people with lived experience.

Objectives:

1)    Empower and engage community-wide stakeholders in Zero Suicide strategies, evidence-based practices, and lessons learned.
2)    Facilitate connections between substance misuse and suicide prevention stakeholders and programs to advance effective prevention strategies.
3)    Share community-based approaches to suicide prevention including new ways to form innovative collaborations.
4)    Increase knowledge about risk and protective factors and recommended strategies for working with vulnerable populations. 

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Keynote Presentations

Bringing Resiliency Into Focus

Bringing Resiliency Into Focus

In a series of snapshots, Dese’Rae L. Stage, an award-winning artist, mom, suicidologist, activist, and MSW student, will share her experiences with suicidal thoughts (and sometimes more) over the course of her lifetime.
July 1, 20203792 min read
Widening the Lens: Social Justice and Racial Equity in Suicide Prevention

Widening the Lens: Social Justice and Racial Equity in Suicide Prevention

In order to begin to address the disparity in efforts around suicide prevention, we need to widen our lens to include a perspective of social justice and racial equity.
July 1, 20206611 min read
Away from No way: Every Child Has a Story, Every Story Deserves Heroes

Away from No way: Every Child Has a Story, Every Story Deserves Heroes

Hasan will share the simple strategies his personal champions employed to help him complete the “JD shuffle” and go from Hasan Davis Juvenile Delinquent to Hasan Davis Juris Doctor.
July 2, 20204892 min read

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This conference is developed and coordinated by Center for Health and Learning and VT Suicide Prevention Center, a public-private partnership of CHL.

Center for Health and Learning is the developer of Umatter Suicide Prevention.

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Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium 2020

Bringing Resiliency into Focus

August 18, 2020

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