Communities Building Hope Together is a ‘best practice’ conference of people interested in Suicide prevention, intervention, postvention and advocacy. This training and conference event is specifically designed to meet the diverse interests and needs of attendees, while providing opportunities to build understanding, share resources and strengthen collaboration, through presentations, facilitated discussions and skill building trainings and workshops.
• Across the Life Span
• Loss and Attempt Survivor Voice
• Zero Suicide
• High risk communities: Men, Native American, Military/First Responders and LGBTQ2S communities.
We are looking for 45 minute and 90 minute workshops that: exemplify or highlight strong replicable programs and services; and increase knowledge, practice, and access to Best Practices in Suicide Prevention. We encourage workshop proposals that address any of the following:
• Suicide Safe Practices in Healthcare
• Integration of lived experience into policy and planning
• High risk communities and strengthening connectedness
• Suicide Safer Communities/Schools
• Engaging youth through social media and technology
• Suicide Surveillance Data and Analysis
• Safe Messaging
• Sharing hope and recovery
Submitting an Abstract Proposal:
- Submit Proposals by: January 4, 2019
- The primary presenter and a second presenter will be provided two nights free lodging at Sun River resort, March 13th and 14th, 2019. Presenters may request free registration in lieu of lodging, if lodging is not needed. Scholarships will be provided this year for registrations and/or lodging based on need. If your organization has travel funds available, please consider covering your registration and lodging costs so limited scholarship funds can be made available to those needing assistance.
- We will not provide printed copies of powerpoint presentations or handouts. If you submit a PPT and any handouts electronically by February 15th, we will upload them on our website for participants to access them during the conference week, and they will remain available to participants, after the conference.
- If printed copies of handouts are necessary for your presentation, and you are not able to provide copies, please contact Asa Wright at [email protected] no later than February 15th.
Workshop Abstract Submission Guidelines:
Submit your abstract to [email protected] no later than January 4, 2019. You will be notified by January 25th, if your abstract has been accepted.
The following information must be included on all submitted abstracts:
• Title of Workshop/Presentation
• Workshop Goals, and Learning Objectives
• Workshop Description (100 words or less)
• Presenter name(s), title(s), organization(s). Highlight primary presenter.
• Contact information for presenter(s) including street address, city, state, zip code, phone numbers, and email address(es).
• Brief bio for each presenter (100-200 words each)
• Specify format you would be willing to use (circle all that apply)
– 90-minute workshop
– Shared workshop (specify 30 or 45 minutes)
– Panel (specify time requested)
• Specify Target Audience:
• Audiovisual Needs: Each room will have projector/screen set up; laptops; supportive sound system for computer and microphone for presenter; Wi-Fi access for Presenter; flipcharts and markers. Table and chairs at front of room for presenters. Rooms will be theatre style with tables.
For more information contact Donna Libemday at 503-544-8933 or [email protected]