Join us for a half-day virtual seminar aimed at providing current information & best practices in suicide prevention. Our renowned speakers will provide resources and answer questions that will be beneficial to professionals, educators, family members and more. The conference is pending approval for 4 continuing education credits by the National Association of Social Workers.
8:30-8:45 am – Welcome: Sharon Curran, CEO of Lenape Valley Foundation
8:45-9:45 am – Social Roots of Adolescent Suicide presented by Anna Mueller
10:00-11:00 am – When It is Darkest presented by Rory O’Connor
11:00-11:15am – Break
11:15a-12:15 pm – Veterans Affairs & Suicide Prevention presented by Rhonda Hart
12:15-12:30 pm- Break
12:30-1:30 pm – De-escalation of Adults in Crisis presented by Nicole Wolf and Kris Thompson
About Our Presenters
Anna S. Mueller
Anna S. Mueller, PhD, is the Luther Dana Waterman Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University. Mueller received her BA in economics from Wellesley College in 2002 and her PhD in sociology in 2011 from the University of Texas at Austin. Mueller’s research examines (1) the social roots of adolescent suicide and suicide clusters; (2) the mechanisms driving suicide “contagion” among youth, and (3) how organizational science can help improve suicide prevention in schools. Her research on youth suicide has been recognized by numerous awards including Science News’s Top 10 Early Career Scientists to Watch, American Sociological Association’s Eliot Freidson Award, and the American Association of Suicidology’s Edwin S. Shneidman Early Career Award. For more on her research, visit www.annasmueller.com.
Rory O’Connor PhD FAcSS is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and a Past President of the International Academy of Suicide Research. Rory leads the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory (Web: www.suicideresearch.info; Twitter: @suicideresearch) at Glasgow, one of the leading suicide/self-harm research groups internationally. He has published extensively in the field of suicide and self-harm, specifically concerning the psychological processes which precipitate suicidal behaviour and self-harm. He is also co-author/editor of several books and is author of When It is Darkest. Why People Die by Suicide and What We Can Do To Prevent It (2021). He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Archives of Suicide Research and Associate Editor of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. Rory acts as an advisor to a range of national and international organisations including national governments on the areas of suicide and self-harm. He is also Co-Chair of the Academic Advisory Group to the Scottish Government’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This event is pending approval for 4 continuing education credits by the National Association of Social Workers.
Contact Suzanne Rhodeside at email@example.com or 267-893-5280.
Special thanks to our co-host & presenting sponsor, the Bucks County Suicide Prevention Task Force!
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
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Presenting Sponsor $3,000 (ONE)• Listing as co-sponsor of the event in all event marketing, in print and online• Logo included on event registration website• Inclusion in welcome remarks• Logo/Slide included in break presentation• Link to company website included in pre & post event e-mails to attendees• Complimentary registration for 6 individuals
Keynote Sponsor $1,000 (TWO)• Logo included on event registration website• Logo/Slide included in break presentation• Link to company website included in pre & post event e-mails to attendees• Complimentary registration for 4 individuals
Supporting Sponsor $500 (FOUR)• Logo/Slide included in break presentation• Complimentary registration for 2 individuals