Thursday, November 20, 2014, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, MT (4:00-5:30 ET)
2:00-2:05 Welcome and Adobe Connect Logistics
Speaker: Cherri Pruitt, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA, Region, VIII Maternal and Child Health Consultant
2:05-2:20 What IS the National Prevention Council’s Mental and Emotional Well-Being Strategy and Telling the Story: Regional Suicide Data
Speaker: Charles H. Smith, MA, PhD, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Administrator-Region VIII, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
2:20-2:40 Safe2Tell® Youth Violence Prevention Initiative – The Safe2Tell® violence prevention model was established in Colorado as a response to the Columbine High School tragedy as a way to provide every Colorado student, parent, teacher and community member a safe and anonymous way to report concerns about safety. Safe2Tell provides tangible solutions founded on the idea that prevention and early intervention are the keys to stopping school violence and saving lives.
Speaker: Susan Payne, Founding Executive Director of Safe2Tell®