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Bridging the Divide 2017 


Bridging the Divide 2017- Call for Presentations

Join the Movement: Aspiring Toward Zero Suicide in Colorado

2017 Bridging the Divide: Suicide Awareness and Prevention Summit
May 18-19, 2017
Lowry Conference Center, 1061 Akron Way, Denver, CO 80230

NOTE: This year's conference format has changed from one and a half days, with a half day of pre-conference workshops to a full day of pre-conference workshops and two days of conference.

Pre- Conference Workshops May 17, 2017 – Lowry Conference Center

suicide to Hope

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cost: $150.00 ($125.00 for SPCC members)

This recovery and growth workshop is primarily designed for mental health clinicians who work with persons previously at risk of and currently safe from suicide. One day in length, this workshop provides tools to help these clinicians and persons with experience of suicide work together to develop achievable and significant recovery and growth goals.

For more information: https://www.livingworks.net/programs/suicide-to-hope/

For registration, have participants email Julie at julie@jrcounseling.com OR call 303-809-3341

safeTalk Bridging the Divide Pre-Conference Workshop

1 pm - 5 pm

Cost: FREE

safeTALK, about three hours in duration, is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
  • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person who has suicidal thoughts to suicide first aid/intervention caregivers.

Powerful video clips illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice help stimulate learning. Learn steps that contribute to saving lives. Space is limited.

Click here to register.

Presentations (Click to view)

Clinician and Peer Support Track

Programs That Work Track

Lived Experience Track

Please check back to see all of the accepted breakout presentations as well as pre- conference workshop offerings.

Presentation and pre-conference workshop information will be posted March 3, 2017.


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