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Blue Denotes Veteran Track

Thursday, October 26

8:00 Registration & Breakfast

8:30 Opening Remarks -Nikki Kontz, LMSW, AZSPC Board President

8:45 Arizona State Update-Kelli M. Donley, MPH, AHCCCS

9:00  Grief after Suicide (Clinicians working with survivors) – Jack R. Jordan, Ph.D.

10:30  Break Sponsored by Partners in Recovery

10:45  The Suicide Patient in the Emergency Department: The Role of the Emergency Department in the Assessment and Treatment – Leslie Zun, MD D

11:30 Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Suicide Prevention in Primary Care – Sarah Bernes, MPH, LMSW

12:15 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care

1:15 Breakouts

Grief Therapy with Suicide Loss Survivors: What Clinicians Need to Know-Jack Jordan, Ph.D.

Be Connected: Suicide Prevention for Arizona Service Members, Veterans, and FamiliesThomas Winkel, MA, LPC, NCC,  Wanda A. Wright

Zero Suicide in Native American Communities-Jamie Arthur & Brenda Manthei

2:45  Break sponsored by LivingWorks

3:00  Breakouts

Safety, Strength, & Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ/GSM Communities-Isaac Akapnitis, LMSW, & Ann Maxwell, LMSW

Compassion Fatigue, the Stress Of Caring Too Much – Mary Delaney, Ph.D., ACS

Military Culture 101: Experiential – Mario Aguirre and Kelly Anne Beck, Arizona Coalition for Military Families

13 Reasons Why As A Primer to Discuss Suicide With Teens – Nikki Kontz, LMSW

Friday, October 27

8:00  Registration & Breakfast Sponsored by EMPACT La-Frontera SPC

8:30  The Invisible Front: Loss and Love in an Era of Endless War – Major General, U.S. Army (Retired) Mark & Carol Graham

10:00  Break

10:15  Child Survivors of Suicide  “Hope and Help” – Teri V. Krull, LCSW, LLC, 

11:45  Networking Lunch Sponsored by Crisis Preparation and Recovery

1:15   Breakouts

Supporting Transgender Youth & Families – Teri V. Krull LCSW, LLC;  Isaac Akapnitis, LMSW; Crystal Asetta

Healing the Warrior Heart – Preventing Suicide in the Veteran -Cassandra Facciponti, US Army Combat Veteran, West Point Graduate

Creating Connections: The Importance of Individual, Family, and Community Connectedness in Suicide Prevention – William Beverly, Ph.D.

Responding to Suicide: A Postvention eLearning Module for Schools – Nikki Kontz, LMSW

2:45   Break sponsored by Terros

3:00   Breakouts 

The Survivor’s Journey – Survivors of Suicide Panel Discussion

Integrative Yoga Treatment for PTSD & Yoga Session – Stephanie Michael, Shelley Tom, Duane Armitage, Kate Shipp

Balancing the Three-legged Stool,  A Community Perspective on Postvention – Heather Brown