FREE Pre-Symposium Webinars

Recent Suicide Prevention Trends: What Have We Been Learning?

Recent Suicide Prevention Trends: What Have We Been Learning?

The presenters will present recent trends in Vermont suicide and related data. Special populations that will be described include youth, LGBTQ+, Persons of Color, females and older adults.
Suicide Prevention in Vermont: Comprehensive Systems Overview

Suicide Prevention in Vermont: Comprehensive Systems Overview

This session has been designed for those who are new to the VT Suicide Prevention efforts and provides an overview of key partners, major initiatives & activities as well as the foundation of our work – the VT Suicide Prevention Platform.

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.
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.
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.

Ted-Talk Style Presentations

A Veteran’s Perspective on Suicide Survival and Prevention

This Ted-style Talk covers Joe’s personal experiences as a United States Army Veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and as a suicide attempt survivor.

Drowning while Flying High: When a Leader Struggles with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Law Enforcement leaders deal with intense levels of stress which can and often do lead to depression and suicidal ideation.

Lets Talk: System Growth for Human Growth. Evolving Systems to Fit the Needs of All

In a time where human connection and accountability is so illuminated, is this an opportunity to disrupt and redefine our personal systems of accountability, care, and connection?

Morning Workshops

Community Collaborations for Zero Suicide: The Lamoille County Experience

Community Collaborations for Zero Suicide: The Lamoille County Experience

A panel of collaborators share some of the stories, challenges and successes, and their vision for the future which is now shared.
Improving Resiliency for Older Adults at Risk for Suicide

Improving Resiliency for Older Adults at Risk for Suicide

Learn about the approach of care coordinators and wellness nurses who perform screenings, provide education and intervene as necessary with counseling, make referral to specialists, and assist in living well connecting their older adults with peers.
Integrating Suicide Focused Care in Primary & Specialty Care

Integrating Suicide Focused Care in Primary & Specialty Care

In this workshop, presenters will describe a model for Integrated Behavioral Health & the application of Collaborative Assessment of Suicide (CAMS) in primary and specialty care practices.
Leveraging your Experience While Honoring the Sacred

Leveraging your Experience While Honoring the Sacred

Join Elaine as she examines experiences in the aftermath of suicide, to include perspectives of loss survivors and first responders.
Reframing Resiliency: Doing More And Asking Less Of The LGBTQIA+ Community

Reframing Resiliency: Doing More And Asking Less Of The LGBTQIA+ Community

Leventry will provide personal stories from their own experiences while highlighting statistics from national and local surveys that confirm the LGBTQIA+ community suffers a disproportionately higher rate of self-harm, suicide ideation, and suicide compared to straight, cisgender peers.
Zero Suicide Pathway to Care: Addressing the Challenges of Systems Engagement

Zero Suicide Pathway to Care: Addressing the Challenges of Systems Engagement

In this workshop, there will be a discussion on those practices and methodology and ways to overcome obstacles.

Afternoon Workshops

Care Transitions: Best Practices, Innovation, and Community-based Connections

Care Transitions: Best Practices, Innovation, and Community-based Connections

Join us in examining practical examples of innovative strategies to build a ZERO GAP in care transitions for those with identified suicide risk.
Comprehensive Suicide Prevention in K-12 Schools

Comprehensive Suicide Prevention in K-12 Schools

The workshop is designed to inform school mental health providers and educators on the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of CAMS and CALM with students in K-12 schools.
Lethal Means Safety and Suicide Prevention: New Approaches for Firearm Safe Storage Counseling

Lethal Means Safety and Suicide Prevention: New Approaches for Firearm Safe Storage Counseling

Drs. Bell and Delaney will present an innovative approach they have developed for training providers on how to engage clients/patients on firearm safe storage practices, both for suicide prevention and as a broader approach to firearm injury prevention for children and families.
Strategies for Engaging Students in Success

Strategies for Engaging Students in Success

In this workshop, Hasan will explore the foundation of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and the impact of non-cognitive engagement on student culture, behavior, and norms.
The Nature and Roles of Mental Health Peer Support

The Nature and Roles of Mental Health Peer Support

This workshop addresses the history, nature, and roles of peer support and what we have learned about its evidence and benefits, and how it can be applied to suicide prevention.

Presenters

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