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Date: 3/2/2017 1:04:00 PM

Prevent Suicide WI Conference Registration Open!


April 18, 2017 - Pre-Conference Trainings

Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals (includes CEUs)

Suicide Loss Survivor Support Groups: How to Start One and Be the Facilitator

April 19, 2017

7th Annual PSW Conference: Communities in Action to Prevent Suicide

Location:  Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells
Time:        8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost:         $75 (Registration Deadline: April 4)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Timothy Lineberry

Suicide in 2017: Trying to Understand Why, Who, and How We Can Make a Difference

timothylineberry-photo.pngDr. Lineberry will describe current context and factors associated with suicide and practical efforts to potentially prevent suicides in community and clinical settings.

Dr. Lineberry is chief medical officer for the Green Bay, Manitowoc and Marinette patient service market of Aurora Health Care. Lineberry graduated from Vanderbilt University Medical School and completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Lineberry is a former board chair of the American Association of Suicidology, and served as a subject-matter expert for military suicide research for the Army, and served on the board of directors of the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He most recently worked at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

New this year!

Suicide attempt survivor panel. Learn how those with lived experience can inform our suicide prevention efforts. Hear what has been and has not been helpful in their journeys.

More breakout sessions with tracks for community coalitions, clinicians, people working with veterans, school personnel and learning about lived experience.

Continuing Education Credits

MHA is in the process of exploring the potential to obtain continuing education credits through the National Association of Social Workers-Wisconsin Chapter. These would qualify for meeting the requirement of 30 hours of continuing education per two year credential period for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Social Workers. If approved we will send out notification to registrants identifying which sessions have been approved. A small fee, which will not exceed $20, may be required. If you do not wish to register until this information is available, please send your contact information to Cara at cara@mhawisconsin.org so that she can send you the information once it is available.

Hotel Rooms

A limited number of rooms will be available at the Kalahari at a reduced rate of $82 (one person in room) or $129 (2-4 people in room). These rooms will be available until March 18 or until they have all been reserved. Book your room early to receive the reduced rate.

Contact the Kalahari at (877) 525-2427 or (608) 254-5466. The block of rooms is under 2017 Prevent Suicide Wisconsin. Regular price for rooms is $139 and up.

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