World Suicide Prevention Month:Thinking Globally, Acting Locally.

World Suicide Prevention Month:Thinking Globally, Acting Locally.

A Regional In-Person Seminar and Simulcast Webcast
September 4, 2013 - 9am - noon Eastern
Hosted by: Online!

To commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day, this seminar will provide an overview of the US Surgeon General's 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, present community best and promising practices in suicide prevention for at-risk populations, and conduct specialized training on Q, P, R - Question, Persuade, and Refer--an evidence-based tool for gatekeepers on the warning signs of suicide. This seminar will be conducted live in-person with a simulcast webcast. This seminar and webcast are provided free of charge.

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9:00-9:05     Welcome: Mr. Dennis O. Romero, M.A., SAMHSA Regional Administrator, HHS Region II

9:05-9:15 Goal of World Suicide Prevention Day Seminar and Webinar: Ms. Sandra Bennett-Pagan, LCSW, Regional Women’s Health Coordinator, HHS Region II OASH Office on Women’s Health

9:15-9:35  Overview of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, 2012 Report of the US Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: Mr. Dennis Romero, MA, Regional Administrator, HHS SAMHSA Region II

9:35-10:20 State and Community Best and Promising Practices
Ms. Miriam Steinberg, Latino Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Comunilife
Ms. Ketsia Delarosa-Torres, Regional Training Coordinator for Youth Suicide Prevention, The New York Foundling
Mr. Al Glebocki, Regional Manager, New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Tina Atherall, Executive Vice President, Hope For The Warriors®

10:20-10:25 Questions and Answers

10:25-11:45 Training on Q P R - Question, Persuade, and Refer, An Evidence-Based Tool on the warning signs of suicide
Ms. Silvia Giliotti, Downstate Suicide Prevention Coordinator, NYS Office of Mental Health

11:45-11:55 Questions and Answers

11:55-12:00 Closing Remarks – Mr. Dennis Romero and Ms. Sandra Bennett-Pagan