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Date: 3/14/2019 11:33:20 AM

PSW Pre-Conference Trainings - May 2

This year the Prevent Suicide Wisconsin Conference is offering two Pre-Conference trainings on May 2. You need not attend the conference in order to attend one of these trainings. Or, you can attend one in conjuction with the conference. While the registration form is combined there are separate fees for the pre-conference trainings and the conference registration.

Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR): Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Professionals

therapist-photo.jpgAMSR is a one-day training workshop for behavioral health professionals. The training program is based on the latest research and designed to help participants provide safer suicide care.  6.5 continuing education credits are available from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Health care providers face many challenges when working with patients and clients at risk for suicide. For example, calm and compassion are needed the most and the hardest to maintain when working with someone at risk for suicide. Some patients may not disclose thoughts of suicide, and even when they do, the health care provider must make judgment calls about unpredictable outcomes, often with insufficient or contradictory information. AMSR presents five of the most common dilemmas faced by providers and the best practices for addressing them. Learn more >>

Registration deadline: April 11

cr-image.jpgCompassion Resilience Facilitation Team Training

The Compassion Resilience Toolkit is a flexibly implemented set of resources to build awareness of compassion fatigue and strategies to increase compassion resilience in all staff from a system and individual perspective. The resources include activities for guided all-staff, small group or team-based use as well as for individual reflection. The 12 sections include activities for leaders and staff on realistic expectations, setting compassionate boundaries, building a staff culture of compassion, self-care strategies, and links to further learning.

This is a team training for 3-5 people from your organization. The team will ideally include at least 1 administrator and 2-4 people who will facilitate with staff. This training will prepare your team to bring the toolkit resources back to your colleagues. The day includes clarification of leadership roles, rationale for the work, a look at how to inspire culture change through the toolkit, and tips for implementing the toolkit resources matched to the realities of your current organizational commitments and goals. Learn more >>

Conference Highlights:

Breakout Sessions: The conference features 17 breakout sessions on a wide range of topics designed to be of interest to coalition members, clinicians, educators, public health professionals, and anyone interested in suicide prevention on a local and state level.

Lived Experience of Suicide Panel: How can we think more broadly about lived experience as expertise? Learn from our 2019 panelists how lived experience of suicide can inform prevention efforts in Wisconsin.

Presentation of the HOPES Award: This award is presented annually to an individual or organization who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to suicide prevention in Wisconsin. Download a nomination form as a Word document or PDF. Nominations are due March 22.

Reduced Rate Hotel Rooms available until April 1: A limited number of rooms will be available at the Kalahari until April 1 or until the rooms are gone. Book early to receive the reduced rate. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-253-5466. Rooms are held under the 2019 Prevent Suicide Wisconsin room block. Rates: Single occupancy $82, 2-4 occupancy $129.

*Continuing Education Hours: CEHs have been applied for through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Wisconsin Chapter. We will send out an e-newsletter once we know if CEHs have been approved.