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2017 Pennsylvania Suicide Prevention Conference
June 19 & 20, 2017
Best Western Premier, Harrisburg, PA
$150 per person
The Pennsylvania Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative are hosting the 2017 Pennsylvania Suicide Prevention Conference to meet the needs of professionals, survivors, and interested parties who would like to learn more about suicide prevention, intervention, and meeting the needs of suicide survivors. The keynote speaker, breakout sessions, and workshops will be held on the first day of the conference, June 19th. Participants are invited to stay for the second day of the Conference, June 20th, if they're interested in attending a suicide prevention training.
Keynote Speaker: Sheila Hamilton
Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband David’s mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant, intense, and hilarious partner was dead within six weeks of a formal diagnosis of bipolar disorder, leaving his nine-year-old daughter and wife without so much as a note to explain his actions, a plan to help them recover from their profound grief, or a solution for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt that they would inherit from him. Now, a decade after David’s death, Sheila and her daughter, Sophie, have learned the power of choosing life over retreat; let themselves love and trust again; and understand the importance of forgiveness.
Click here for a full conference agenda including breakout sessions.
Registration Fee: $150
The registration fee includes sessions, handouts, continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch. Rates are per person unless otherwise specified. Registration deadline is June 12, 2017. Conference registration fee is $150 per person.
We will be providing CE from Drexel University for a fee of $35.00 to be paid when you register.
Below you will find the accreditation statements.
ASWB – National Social Work
This organization, Drexel University College of Medicine/Behavioral Healthcare Education, provider #1065, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program.The Drexel University College of Medicine/Behavioral Healthcare Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period 7/27/2014 to 7/27/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive (hours) of clinical or social work ethics continuing education clock hours."
Further requirements are:
a. Social work practice level(s) course targets (beginning, intermediate, advanced)
b. Instructor’s qualifications
c. Instructions for requesting accommodations for individuals with disabilities (ADA in US) – not
found in conference program.
A grievance statement must be included in all promotional materials: questions or concerns contact 800-000-0000 (your phone number)."
PCB (PA Certified Additions Counselor):
Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education will award a maximum of [ ] PCB Approved Hours of Education for this program. Our program is certified by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Provider # 133.
PA Educators Act 48:
Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education adheres to Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines. PA educators will receive a maximum of [ ] hours of credit for attending this program.
American Psychological Association (APA):
Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This program is being offered for up to [ ] hours of continuing education.
LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT (PA SBSWE Licensed Social Workers in Pennsylvania):
Drexel University College of Medicine is a preapproved provider of continuing education for Social Workers and Clinical Social Workers. This program is being offered for up to [ ] hours of continuing education.