Thursday, October 10, 2013

Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention Symposium

The Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention, and the Colorado School Safety Resource Center are hosting a Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention Symposium on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 8:00-3:30 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Grand Junction.
Pre-registration is required (see below). 

  • School personnel: superintendents, principals, other administrators, school psychologists, social workers, counselors, SROs, nurses, support staff and teachers
  • Community mental health professionals working with schools

  • Keynote address by Russell Copelan, MD: Youth Nonideation Suicidality
  • Current youth suicide issues overview
  • School-based suicide prevention programs and planning
  • A comprehensive approach: prevention, assessment and postvention
  • Interactive training panels

Russell Copelan, MD is a faculty member in anatomical studies at Colorado Mesa University, studying youth suicidality in one of the world’s leading suicide districts. Dr. Copelan was formerly on the faculty of the University of Colorado, an emergency room psychiatrist to the Taranaki Base Hospital in New Plymouth, New Zeland and a neurosciences medical staff member of Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. Dr. Copelan has presented his research on youth nonideation violence worldwide and has been published in medical literature.

Continue to check the CSSRC website for more information as it becomes available.
Registration is available through CO.Train. Use the information from the event flyer to register for the course through CO.Train.

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