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      August 2, 2019

      Friday   8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

      1509 Chapel Drive
      Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

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      6th Annual Indiana Suicide Prevention Conference and Pre-Conference -- hosted by the Northwest Indiana Suicide Prevention Council

      2019 INDIANA SUICIDE PREVENTION CONFERENCE


      Increasing Connectedness and the Will to Live: Strengthening Ties Between Families, Organizations, and Communities


      August 2, 2019

      8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Central Daylight Time) 

      Conference check-in and continental breakfast begins at 7:00 am


      The 8/2 Conference will consist of:


      • Featured keynote speaker, Academy Award nominated actor and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway

      • Keynote speaker Lorenzo Lewis, founder and Executive Director of The Confess Project, a non-profit based in Little Rock, which cultivates boys and men of color to be expressive through practical, social, and analytical systems, leading to emotional and mental health awareness

      • Breakout session topics including,
        among others:




            -Loss Survivors and Healing

            -Creating a Suicide Prevention Plan

            -Suicide Prevention Safety Planning

      -School-based Upstream Approaches to Suicide
      Prevention

      -Addressing the Issue of Bullying with Today’s
      Urban Youth

      -Enhancing Connectedness with LGBTQ
      Communities

      -Utilizing the Columbia Scale to Close Gaps
      Between Mental and Physical Health

      -Community Connectedness and Agency
      Collaboration in Working with First Responders


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      PRE-CONFERENCE


      Cultural Competency in Suicide Prevention*

      August 1, 2019

      1 – 4:30 pm (Central Daylight Time) 

      Pre-conference check-in begins at 12:30 pm

       

      Presenter:  Christopher Douse, M.S. Director of Student Success and Engagement, Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne

       

      This workshop will explore the importance of developing cultural competency in working with communities of color around the issues of mental health and suicide. Participants will learn tools they can utilize in their work with people of color. They will develop and awareness and learn about their responsibility to respect and tolerate cultural differences but to also confront racism, classism, ageism, sexism, homophobia, and other kinds of biases and discrimination that occur in health care settings.

       

      Over the course of this workshop, participants will:

      • Develop an understanding of cultural competency
      • Learn the foundation of cross-cultural communication
      • Develop an awareness of how trauma and sociocultural factors influence patients of color and the clinical relationship
      • Develop an understanding of the cultural aspects values around mental health and suicide in communities of color
      • Develop a respect and tolerance for cultural differences
      • Learn of their responsibility to combat racism, classism, ageism, sexism, homophobia, and other kinds of biases and discrimination that occur in health care settings

       

      Target Audience:

       

      This workshop is designed for all mental health and health care professionals who work with communities on issues of mental health and suicide at any level. 


      *Note: The Cultural Competency training is a half day pre-conference event held on 8/1. The ASIST training is an 8 hour/2 day pre-conference event held 7/31 and 8/1.  If you attend the 1/2 day Cultural Competency training, you can not attend the 2 day ASIST training.


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      Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)*

      July 31 and August 1, 2019

      8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Central Daylight Time)  




      Applied Suicide Intervention
      Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid,
      brought to you by the Indiana Chapter of The American Foundation for Suicide
      Prevention (AFSP). ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may
      have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support
      their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers,
      participants do not need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16
      or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

       

      Since its development in
      1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge
      and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show
      that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a
      cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.

       

      Over the course of their
      two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

      • Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect
        views on suicide and interventions
      • Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in
        ways that meet their individual safety needs
      • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan
        and the actions required to implement it
      • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide
        prevention resources in the community at large
      • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention
        including life-promotion and self-care

       

      Workshop features:

      • Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered
        trainers
      •  A scientifically proven intervention model
      • Powerful audiovisual learning aids
      • Group discussions
      • Skills practice and development
      • A balance of challenge and safety



      ASIST helps to build regional
      networks of trained caregivers who can support each other and use common
      terminology to approach suicide and safety.


      Please register only if you can meet these requirements,
      as space is limited. Registration is required, and no walk in’s will be
      accepted. 


      COST:  The
      ASIST training is being offered at this discounted rate due to the generous
      donations from the Hoosier Out of the Darkness Walks put on by the Indiana
      Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.



      Now – July 16:  $30

      July 17 – July 24:  $60































































      No registrations accepted after July 24th


      *Note: The ASIST training is an 8 hour/2 day pre-conference event held 7/31 and 8/1.  The Cultural Competency training is a half day pre-conference event held on 8/1.  If you attend the 2 day ASIST training, you can not attend the 1/2 day Cultural Competency training.


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