Site Navigation

Suicide Prevention Conference 2021 Registration

You have THIS much time to get the Kiersten’s Ride Suicide Prevention Conference 2021 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL registration cost!


Registration is broken into different categories:

September 28th – 29th
– A 2-Day Conference for Community Members
– A 2-Day Conference for Medical and Mental Health Providers

September 30th
– A 1-Day NSSI for Mental & Medical Health Providers and School Personnel

2-Day Conference for Community Members: AGENDA

**These trainings are open to all

Day 1:

8:00-8:30 Check-In

8:30-10:30 Keynote Presentation, “Why People Die by Suicide” – Dr. Thomas Joiner

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:35 Grief Journey – Barb Smith

11:35-12:30 Youth Suicide Prevention – Barb Smith

12:30-1:30 Lunch/Networking

1:30-2:30 Human Trafficking – Kim Van Hooser

2:30-2:40 Break

2:40-4:00 Understanding Trauma, It’s Impact and Beginning to Build Resilience in the Lives of Those Affected – Heather Samkowiak

4:00-4:15 Break

4:15-5:00 Layering Safety & Self-Care – Lisa Clavier

Please take 30 minutes of your evening to practice some form of selfcare.

Day 2:

8:00-8:30 Check In

8:30-9:20 Emergency Responders and Mental Health: The Challenges of the Job – Rhonda Kelly

9:20-10:10 Stress Injury and Coping Across Society – Rhonda Kelly

10:10 -10:20 Break

10:20-11:30 Recovery Supports and the MANY Pathways of Recovery – Tory Werth/Joyce Fetrow

11:30-11:40 Break

11:40-12:30 Suicide Prevention and Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence – Angie Linesman

12:30-1:30 Lunch/Networking

1:30-2:30 Veterans Suicide Prevention – Wendy Schultz

2:30-3:20 End of Life Suicide Prevention – Rev. David Behling

3:20-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 Community and Family Supports for Youth Experiencing Suicide Risk – Anne Kramer/Cindy Elwell Foster

Please take 30 minutes of your evening to practice some form of selfcare.

**Continuing Education Credits in the areas of Nursing, Social Work, Michigan Teacher Hours, Certified Public Health, and Addiction Professionals have been applied for. MCOLES will be offered for Law Enforcement Officers.

 
 
 

2-Day Conference for Medical and Mental Health Providers: AGENDA

** ONLY open to Medical and Mental Health Providers

Day 1: Didactic Training of C.A.M.S. (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidology)

8:00-8:30 Check-In

8:30-10:30 Keynote Presentation, “Why People Die by Suicide” – Dr. Thomas Joiner

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:30 C.A.M.S. Training – Dr. Melinda Moore

12:30-1:30 Lunch/Networking

1:30-3:00 C.A.M.S.

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-5:00 C.A.M.S.

Please take 30 minutes of your evening to practice some form of selfcare.

Day 2: C.A.M.S. Experiential Training

8:00-8:30 Check In

8:30-10:00 C.A.M.S. Experiential Training

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15 -12:00 C.A.M.S.

12:00-1:00 Lunch/Networking

1:00-3:00 C.A.M.S.

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-5:00 C.A.M.S.

Please take 30 minutes of your evening to practice some form of selfcare.

Continuing Education Credits in the areas of Nursing, Social Work, Michigan Teacher Hours, Certified Public Health, and Addiction Professionals have been applied for. MCOLES will be offered for Law Enforcement Officers.

 
 
 

Day 3: Non-suicidal Self Injury (NSSI): AGENDA

** ONLY open to Mental & Medical Health Providers and School Personnel

Non-suicidal self injury is intentionally hurting the body, but without suicidal intent. Because it often looks like a suicidal gesture, it tends to evoke fear and confusion. Its very nature seems to defy deep instinctual human drives for self-preservation as well as invoke strong social taboos related to self-inflicted injury. It is, after all, quite puzzling. Why does someone choose to cut or otherwise hurt himself? Why would she do this in a way that looks like a suicide attempt, but then insists that it actually has nothing to do with suicide. Learn how to understand and effectively respond to these behaviors.

Day Three: NSSI (Non-Suicidal Self Injury) Training provided by Janis Whitlock, Cornell University

8:00-8:30 am Check In

8:30-12:00 NSSI training

12:00-1:00 Lunch and networking

1:00-4:30 NSSI training

Please take 30 minutes of your evening to practice some form of selfcare.

Continuing Education Credits in the areas of Nursing, Social Work, Michigan Teacher Hours, Certified Public Health, and Addiction Professionals have been applied for. MCOLES will be offered for Law Enforcement Officers.