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Annual Conference

2017 Pennsylvania Suicide Prevention Conference

June 19 & 20, 2017
Best Western Premier, Harrisburg, PA
$150 per person

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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.

Monday, June 19th
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.

Tuesday, June 20th
Trainings

Conference participants are invited to stay for a training on Day 2 of the Conference (June 20, 2017). Three trainings will be offered. Additional information about each of the three options is listed on the full conference agenda. If you would like to attend one of the trainings, please add it to your cart during checkout.

  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Working with Individuals At-Risk of Suicide Training: $50 per person
  • QPR Gatekeeper Training: $25 per person
  • QPR Instructor Training: $250 per person


Click here for a full conference agenda including breakout sessions.

Registration Fee: $150 per person

The registration fee includes sessions, handouts, continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch on Day 1 of the Conference. Rates are per person unless otherwise specified. The trainings on Day 2 have additional fees as listed on this page and in the conference agenda. Attendees are invited to participate in Day 1, Day 2, or both days of the Conference.

Registration deadline is June 12, 2017.


Click here to register for the conference.

Task Force Representative Discount

A $50 discount is available for representatives from county or community task forces. To register as a representative of your task force, please click here to email us and we will give you the promo code to register at the discounted rate. Please include in your email the name and contact information of your task force Chair or Coordinator.

 

Hotel Information

Please contact the Best Western Premier, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania if you plan on staying overnight. For more information, please go to www.bestwestern.com or call (717) 561-2800.

 

Continuing Education

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We will be providing continuing education from Drexel University for a fee of $35.00 to be paid when you register. Participants are eligible for 5.25 hours of continuing education (CE) on Day 1 of the conference, 3 hours of CE for the QPR Gatekeeper or Ethics Training on Day 2 of the Conference, and 7.25 hours of CE for the QPR Instructor Training on Day 2 of the Conference. In total, participants can earn between 8.25 and 12.5 CE hours.


Below you will find the accreditation statements.


PCB (PA Certified Additions Counselor):

Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education will award a maximum of 5.25 hours for Day 1 of the Conference and 3 to 7.25 hours for Day 2 of the Conference. 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 5.25 hours of credit for Day 1 of the Conference and 3 to 7.25 hours of credit for Day 2 of the Conference.


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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 5.25 hours of continuing education for Day 1 and 3 to 7.25 hours of continuing education for Day 2 of the Conference.


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 5.25 hours of continuing education for Day 1 and 3 to 7.25 hours of continuing education for Day 2 of the Conference.


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