Agenda

Planning for the 2018 Conference, being held October 22 & 23, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ is underway.  Below is what has currently been secured.  More details will be posted soon.

Monday, October 22

8:30am – Introduction-EMPACT-SPC and AZSPC Staff

8:45am – 9:30am – Frank Campbell: LOSS: Installation of H0PE

9:30am – 10:30am – LOSS Panel Discussion

10:30am – 10:45am – Break

10:45am – 12:00pm – Teri Krull: Keeping Hope Alive for Our Children

12:00pm – 1:15pm – Networking Lunch

1:15pm – 2:45pm – Break Out Sessions

•   Clinician: Teri Krull – Experiential Play Therapy Part 1
•   First Responders/LOSS Teams: Don Belau: Moving Past the Suicide Loss Call
•   Survivors: Davie Miers: Family’s Needs Following the Loss of a Family Member to Suicide
•   School/Community: EMPACT Team: Impacting a School and Community in the Aftermath of a Suicide

2:45pm – 3:00pm – Break

3:00pm – 4:30pm Break Out Sessions

•  Clinician: Teri Krull – Experiential Play Therapy Part 2
•  First Responders/LOSS Teams: Stephanie Schweitzer, LOSS Teams: Building Team
Partnerships with First Responders
•   Survivors: EMPACT Survivor Panel: Meaning Making After a Suicide
•   School/Community: Nikki Kontz – Online Postvention Training for Schools: A Panel Discussion.

Tuesday, October 23

8:30am – Introduction/housekeeping– EMPACT-SPC and AZSPC Staff

8:45am – 10:00am – Jeff Dill: First Responders: A Cult of Their Own?

10:00am – 10:30am Networking Break

10:30am – 12:00pm

Franklin Cook: Evidence- and Practice-Informed Approach to Implementing Peer Grief Support After Suicide Systematically in the USA.

Kim Ruocco: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

12:00pm – 1:15pm – Networking Lunch

1:15pm – 2:45pm – Break Out Sessions

•  Clinicians, School / Community: Stuart Smith – Addressing Suicide-related Grief:  A Clinical Perspective Part 1
•  First Responder: Jeff Dill: Saving Those Who Save Others, Part 1
•  Survivors: Franklin Cook: Grief Sharing Circles

2:45pm – 3:00pm – Break

3:00pm – 4:30pm Break Out Sessions

• Clinicians, School / Community: Stuart Smith – Addressing Suicide-related Grief:  A Clinical Perspective Part 2
•  First Responder: Jeff Dill: Saving Those Who Save Others, Part 2
•  Survivors: Kim Ruocco: TAPS specifics

3:30 – 4:00 pm Closing Ceremony