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2016 Conference

SPECIAL CONFERENCE ON
TRAUMA & SUICIDE PREVENTION

Thursday, October 27th & Friday, October 28th 2016

Billings Clinic Mary Alice Fortin Health Education Center


Target Audience:
This conference is designed for social service providers, first responders, health care professionals, educators, social workers and counselors, and all those interested in suicide prevention.

Program Details

(Download the program here)

Thursday, October 27th 2016

8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:40 Welcome, Introduction and Conference Overview
Maria Martin, conference co-chair Billings Area Family Violence Task Force
Regina Griemsman, conference co-chair, Suicide Prevention Coalition of Yellowstone Valley

8:40-10:00 Suicide in Montana: Youth and Adolescents
Karl Rosston, Montana Suicide Prevention Coordinator

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-10:35 The Importance of Safe Language
Barbara Schneeman, Vice President of Communication and Public Affairs, RiverStone Health 

10:45-11:45  Understanding and Preventing Suicide in American Indian Communities
Courage Crawford, 
Program Development Specialist, Spotted Bull Recovery Resource Center

11:45-12:30  Lunch

12:30-2:00  Trauma Informed Care: An introduction to concepts and response
Tammy Mehlhaff and Michelle Anderson, Trauma-Informed Care Trainers, The Center for Children and Families

2:00-2:15  Break

2:15-5:00  Paper Tigers Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
Panel Team: 
Barbara Schneeman, Vice President of Communication and Public Affairs, RiverStone Health (panel facilitator)Joe Walsh, Elementary School Counselor, School District Two; Regina Griemsman, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Bethany Fatupaito, ACEs Master Trainer.


Friday, October 28th 2016

8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:30 The Effects of Trauma on the brain:  Victim reactions and responses
David W. Markel, Advanced Sexual Assault Investigation Trainer and Consultant, Markel Consulting, LLC

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Interviewing Techniques to Aid Memory: Recovery Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview
David W. Markel, Advanced Sexual Assault Investigation Trainer and Consultant, Markel Consulting, LLC

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:45 Resiliency and Protective Factors
Cherish Roberts, Private Practice Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

1:45-2:00 Break

2:00-3:30 Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention
Dr. Fredricka Gilje and Nathan Stahley, QPR Certified Gatekeeper Instructors

3:30-3:45  Break

3:45-4:45 Self-Care Techniques for Managing Secondary Trauma
Mindy Brookshire, Lead Clinician, Passages


REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • $150 fee for the two day workshop. Includes breakfast and lunch.
  • To register click here or call at 406-647-0379
  • After registration you will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions.  Registration is not complete until payment is made.  Please send payment only after you have completed the registration form above.
  • Checks should be made out to Billings Area Family Violence Task Force and mailed to
    P.O. Box 484, 59103
  • Electronic payment can be made here
  • CEs available at no extra charge.  You MUST attend both days to receive credits!
    • SWP/MFT/LAC/LCPC    (13 credits available)
      • OPI                                 (13 credits available)
      • POST credits                  (number of credits pending)


    Message from the conference planning committee

    Dear Community Members and Service Providers,
    The Billings Area Family Violence Task Force and Suicide Prevention Coalition of Yellowstone Valley, are committed to reducing family violence and preventing suicide.  Historically we have sponsored separate annual conferences but this year our missions aligned and we are excited to co-present the topics above.  
    Thank you for your interest in this conference!

    Nathan Stahley and Maria Martin,
    Conference Planning Chairs