Friday, April 18, 2014

Seven Workshops to Enrich Your Professional Skills or Personal Healing Process

On Tuesday, May 6, The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado is offering seven (half-day or full-day) preconference workshops for the 2014 Bridging the Divide Summit at Regis University Lowell Campus in Denver.

Workshop topics range from gatekeeper training for suicide prevention to healing and recovery for survivors to evaluating suicide prevention programs. There's something for everyone.

Please click the links below to read the full workshop descriptions and then click here to register for the workshops.

REMEMBER: Early registration rates ends today so register now before they increase.

Morning workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
"Healing from Within - Skills for Surviving Loss and Illness, Methods for Deep Recovery" presented by Meg Hutchinson
"Sounding Out for Life!: A Workshop to Help Suicide Attempt Survivors, Suicide Loss Survivors, and Others with a Lived Experience with Mental Illness Develop Effective Stories of Hope" presented by Eduardo Vega
"safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone" presented by Carla Cde Baca and provided by AFSP Colorado Chapter

Afternoon workshops will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
"Does Your Program Work? Evaluating Suicide Prevention Programs for Evidence of Effectiveness" presented by Phil Rodgers
"Practical Approach to Preventing Suicide in High Schools: Utilization of SAMHSA's High School Toolkit" presented by James Wright
"Metaphors for Healing from Sudden and Traumatic Loss: Tools to Help Survivors of Suicide Loss and Mental Health Professionals" presented by Frank Campbell
We also have a full-day workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on "QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer): Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention" presented by Sally Spencer-Thomas.

In addition, there is a special networking event planned on Tuesday night at DazzleJazz Restaurant & Lounge from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Meg Hutchinson, an extraordinary singer/songwriter, will give a special performance, and Eduardo Vega will share his inspiring story from suicidal despair to recovery to national leadership in the fields of mental health advocacy and suicide prevention. Tickets for this special evening are just $25 and include appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks. For more information or to register, please seethe Summit website.

Should you have any questions regarding the Summit, your registration, or would like to volunteer at the Summit, please contact