Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention and
Postvention in Schools
Wednesday March 13, 2019
8:30am to 11:30am; Plenary lunch; 3:00 pm to 6:pm
This presentation will help school personnel design and implement prevention and intervention plans that identify and support suicidal students. The suicide of a staff member or a student is a very challenging time for schools and best practice postvention procedures to reduce contagion will also be shared. Participants will recognize the prevention lessons learned from legal cases where schools have been sued after a student suicide. > Download Training Sheet
• Identify protective factors and primary prevention programs to prevent youth suicide. Identify key myths about suicide.
• Design a comprehensive best practices model for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention in the schools.
• Identify the relationship between self-injury and suicide.
• Identify best practices in suicide postvention. Identify the lessons from a number of legal cases where schools were sued following a youth suicide.
• Recognize the complex relationship between bullying and suicide.
Trainer: Dr. Scott Poland
Dr. Scott Poland is a Professor at CPS and the Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University.
Certification: 6 CEU’s through NASW
Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Training
Wednesday March 13, 2019, 8am-12pm
OPS’s START (Screening Tools and Referral Training) trainings are designed for pediatric primary care teams (medical providers, nurses, medical assistants, integrated mental health providers, and administrative sta). The depression training includes information on prevalence and morbidity, screening tools, assessment, treatment, and medication management. The suicide prevention training includes how to identify and address pediatric suicide risk using standardized screening and assessment tools, lethal means restriction, safety planning, referral, and structured follow-up.
The trainings are oered for free (with support from OHA Health Systems Division). Up to 4 Continuing Medical Education AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ are available upon completion of training and evaluation. > Download Training Sheet
Kristi Nix, MD, Dr. Kristi Nix is a pediatrician at High Lakes Healthcare in Bend.
Linda Schmidt, MD, Dr. Linda Schmidt is a board certied child and adolescent psychiatrist at OHSU.
Up to 4 CME’s through AMA PRA
Category 1 Credits
Growing Through Crisis!
Personal disclosure and lived experience support training
Wednesday March 13, 2019, 8:30am to 11:30am;
Plenary lunch; 3:00 pm to 6:pm
Growth through personal crisis and intensity is a natural but often distressing process. People who have been there are uniquely capable, though, of supporting others in their journey and challenges. Based in best practices for mental health recovery, suicide prevention and crisis intervention, Growing Through! is a transformative peer-based skills training for providing support to others at life’s toughest moments, promoting hope and preventing suicide death.
Full day experiential Growing Through, workshop on crisis support and lived experience for up to 20 individuals. This is an advanced training for individuals trained to provide support services as a Peer Support or Crisis Support Specialist. > Download Training Sheet
**Participant Requirements: ASIST trained (or similar) crisis line workers, certified Oregon peer specialists, MFT or similar, related para-professionals with at least 1 year in the eld.
Trainer: Eduardo Vega
Suicide Attempt Survivor and Social Change Activator. Eduardo Vega is CEO of Red Lever Solutions, a consulting and technical assistance collective focused on social change, social justice and health systems transformation
6 CEU’s through NASW
Connect: Suicide Postvention Training
Wednesday March 13, 2019, 8am-12pm
Please join us for this impactful Suicide Postvention Training designed for individuals working in school settings, and community agencies and organizations. This training will increase your understanding and condence when dealing suicide and survivors. > Download Training Sheet
• Gain an awareness of the impact of suicide and risk of contagion on survivors of suicide loss and communities
• Understand the grief that results after a suicide for individuals, families and for communities
• Learn ways to strengthen coping for oneself and for others after loss
• Identify protocols and best practices for communication after a suicide to insure immediate and follow-up response across a community
• Review warning signs for promoting postvention as prevention for individuals at risk
Whitney Schumacher, MPH, Deschutes County’s Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Ashlee Davis, MS, LPC is a licensed school counselor in Bend
Cheryl Emerson, MS, NCC, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in private practice in Bend
4 CEU’s through NASW
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by grant number SM 061759 from SAMHSA and the OregonHealth Authority. The views expressed in written conference materials or publication and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reect the views, opinions, or policies of CMHS, SAMHSA, OHA or HHS; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. or state government.