A Conference on Suicide: EXPANDING THE CONVERSATION & OFFERING SOLUTIONS

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - Saturday, January 29, 2022
08:00 AM - 03:45 PM
This is a VIRTUAL event hosted on the HOPIN online venue platform
The Conference will feature live general and breakout sessions that can be accessed on your desktop computer, laptop or tablet

REGISTRATION OPEN November 15, 2021

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON SUICIDE: EXPANDING THE CONVERSATION AND OFFERING SOLUTIONS

Kevin’s Song is proud to welcome Detroit Public Television WTVS as the producer of the 2022 Kevin's Song VIRTUAL Conference on Suicide and School Summit.

WHO’S INVITED:

  • Educators, Parents & Students
  • Mental Health and Medical Professionals
  • Crisis Center Workers
  • First Responders
  • Policymakers
  • Employers and Human Resources Professionals
  • Veterans and Veteran Support Groups
  • Loss Survivors
  • Attempt Survivors
  • General Public

THEME

The 6th annual Conference on Suicide: Equity and Equality in Suicide Prevention - Expanding the Conversation and Offering Solutions is quickly approaching, January 27-29, 2022. The three day conference will explore the challenges that contribute to inequities and inequalities in our systems and in ourselves. By expanding our conversation that began at last year’s conference, the 2022 conference will dig deeper to look for solutions to increases in suicide and suicidal attempts in diverse communities, with a focus on what prevention models, evidence-based training programs and treatment modalities are working to make a difference and save lives.

We have a number of outstanding keynote presenters who promise to challenge and engage attendees with powerful messages of inclusion and access as well as the latest research on rising suicide rates in certain identified populations.

The first day of the conference is the 3rd annual School Summit, presented by The Children’s Foundation, with sessions and speakers focused on education and youth. The keynote speakers scheduled on Thursday at the School Summit will focus on cultural disparities that impact suicide risk among youth in disenfranchised communities: Ellen Kahn of the Human Rights Foundation, Jordan Burnham, Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble and Dr. Shairi Turner and Seli Fakorzi.

The second day of the conference, presented by the Dolores and Paul Lavins Foundation, features expanded conversations and solutions to the increased suicide risk in marginalized communities. On Friday, the conference continues with keynote speakers who will challenge norms and practices and offer new innovative approaches to prevention and access to mental health services: Craig Bryan PsyD, Thomas Joiner PhD, Eric Doeh of DWIHN and Kathleen MacDonald and David Lloyd.

The final day of the conference is dedicated to survivors and the elimination of stigma and is presented by the Joseph J. Laurencelle Memorial Foundation. Saturday’s survivor program will be FREE and available as part of all conference registrations as well as being live streamed on Facebook in conjunction with Detroit Public Television: Kevin Fischer of NAMI MI, Jordan Burnham, Barb Smith and a survivor panel moderated by Amelia Lehto.

On Thursday and Friday, there will be 10 breakout sessions covering a variety of subjects of interest to educators, mental health professionals and suicide prevention advocates.

  • Thursday Morning Breakouts: Corbin Standley; Stephanie Lange; Sarah Emmerson; Dr. Farha Abassi; Ellen Burstein and Jing Jing Shen
  • Thursday Afternoon Breakouts: Dr. Shairi Turner; Tresa Deal-Galloway; Nancy Buyle, Angela Blood Star and Cindy Cook; Christy Buck and Catherine Lanting; Kiesha Jackson
  • Friday Morning Breakouts: Jodi Frey; Jarrod Hindman; Ellen Pare'; Lawrence Wentworth; Kiersten Gutherman
  • Friday Afternoon Breakouts: D’Erika Nichols-Lewis; Alison Arnold; Gigi Colombini; Polly Gipson; Julie Cortright

Professionals will be eligible to receive up to 6 continuing education credits each day. Certification for continuing education is pending.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

  • WHEN YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMING EMAIL AND THEN AFTERWARDS, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM NO-REPLY@HOPIN PROVIDING YOU WITH A LINK TO THE CONFERENCE VIRTUAL PLATFORM, HOPIN. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO CREATE A PROFILE IN THE HOPIN PLATFORM IN ORDER TO PERMIT YOU ACCESS TO THE CONFERENCE SESSIONS THAT WERE PURCHASED.

Major credit cards accepted for payment. PLEASE NOTE: Registration service processing and credit card transaction fees will be added to your order before checkout. In the event of a cancellation, these fees are non-refundable. See Cancellation Policy below for details.

  • EARLY BIRD RATES AVAILABLE IF YOU REGISTER PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2022
  • If your employer requires a purchase order and payment by check, please contact Ellen Adelman at ellen@kevinssong.org.

Conference ALL ACCESS Registration Ticket AA

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 27-29, 2022

ALL ACCESS Registration Ticket includes access to all virtual live sessions for the Thursday and Friday Conference Program, the Thursday School Summit Program, and the Saturday Survivor Program. INCLUDES access to video recordings of all sessions.

  • If you wish to attend the Conference on Suicide, you should select Ticket AA - All Access Conference.

School Summit

Registration Ticket SS

Thursday, January 27, 2022 and includes virtual access to Saturday Survivor Program

The School Summit runs concurrently with the Conference on Suicide: Equity and Equality in Suicide Prevention. The Plenary Sessions will be presented jointly to attendees of both the School Summit and the Conference on Suicide. Breakout Sessions for the School Summit and the Conference on Suicide are also available to all attendees. Group rates are available for the School Summit only.

  • If you wish to attend the Thursday School Summit ONLY, you should select Ticket SS - School Summit.

Survivor Program

Registration Ticket SP

Saturday, January 29, 2022 - FREE on Virtual Platform

The VIRTUAL Survivor Program is Saturday morning and includes 3 plenary speakers and a presentation of the Kevin's Song 2022 Save A Life Award. At noon, there will be a 90 minute moderated survivor panel discussion. This Saturday program is included in the AA and SS registration packages.

  • If you wish to ONLY attend the Saturday Survivor Program VIRTUALLY, you should select Ticket SP - Survivor Program
  • THIS IS A FREE TICKET THAT ALLOWS YOU TO VIEW THE SATURDAY PROGRAM ON THE HOPIN VIRTUAL PLATFORM.

Questions? PLEASE CONTACT Leo@kevinssong.org

Memorial Forest

The MEMORIAL FOREST was created for the Kevin’s Song Fourth Annual Conference on Suicide to help us remember and honor some of the people who have died by suicide and to offer solace to those who were left behind. This Memorial Forest, which will be a virtual respite during the 2022 Conference of Suicide and School Summit, is made possible through the many generous donations to Kevin’s Song in memory of Adam Elbadawi.

All attendees, as part of registration, are invited to submit a name in memory of a loved one lost to suicide or to honor a survivor, and have the name inscribed on a Kevin’s Song bird which will decorate the trees. Attendees of the Conference will be able to visit the Memorial Forest and submit additional names for display in the Memorial Forest at any time during the three day conference. In this way, we remember that we are all connected in loss and fortified with hope. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION credits will be available.

Here are the categories of CE we are applying for:

  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Physician Category I
  • Health Educators
  • Teachers
  • Addiction Professionals
  • Emergency Medical Professionals
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Police Officers
  • Certificate of Attendance with educational hours

What is T.A.S.K.S?

As a community of health care professionals and educators, we all have T.A.S.K.S. to do in order to help save lives and prevent suicide whenever possible.

While the field of suicidology is not an exact science, and it is difficult to predict who will end their lives, we are amassing more and more scientific, evidence-based information that can help put a stop to such tragic losses in our communities.

What is T.A.S.K.S. you ask?

Training and Awareness on Suicide from Kevin’s Song

This Recognition Certificate is something extra we are providing to qualifying attendees at our annual Kevin’s Song Conference on Suicide. The Conference on Suicide and School Summit offer a comprehensive program of educational sessions that focus on suicide.

To become qualified for T.A.S.K.S. recognition, you must be a licensed health care professional or educator. You will be required to attend every PLENARY SESSION during the 3-day Conference and attend at least 5 Breakout sessions. T.A.S.K.S. recognition is only available to attendees who register for the 3-day ALL ACCESS ticket. You can include the Plenary and Breakout sessions from both the School Summit and the Conference on Suicide in order to earn your T.A.S.K.S. recognition.

Not only will you earn CEUs, you will go home with a Certificate for your office, certifying to your colleagues and to the community that you have attended this comprehensive 3-day conference with its focus on suicide – awareness, research, prevention and treatment.

Cancellation Policy

If a registrant is unable to attend an event for any reason they may substitute, by arrangement with the Registration Coordinator, a colleague or someone else from the same organization. Where the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer his/her place to another person, then the following refund arrangements apply:

  • Registrations cancelled on or before January 15, 2022 will be refunded 50% of the registration ticket price, but refund shall not include any service processing and credit card fees.
  • Registrations cancelled on or after January 15, 2022 will not be eligible for a refund.


 

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ALL ACCESS TICKET AA (Early bird price if purchased before 1/1/2022)

$100.00+ $5.89 fee

SCHOOL SUMMIT TICKET SS (Early bird price if purchased before 1/1/2022)

$75.00+ $4.67 fee

GROUP Early Bird - SCHOOL SUMMIT TICKET SS - Thursday ONLY (if purchased before 1/1/2022) (5 or more registrations)

$70.00+ $4.42 fee

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SURVIVOR PROGRAM SP TICKET - Saturday ONLY

FREE

STUDENT ALL ACCESS TICKET

$25.00+ $2.22 fee

Additional Donation to Kevin's Song

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