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CSPN – Southern California Second Regional Task Force Meeting

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Date(s) - September 11, 2012
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

San Bernardino County Health Services

Registration is now open!!

Purpose: The California Suicide Prevention Network (CSPN) brings together stakeholders throughout the state to identify needs and develop actionable steps to reduce suicide and its devastating consequences. We will host quarterly meetings throughout our region to provide you with the most current suicide prevention information, identify needs, develop best practices, network, and connect you with suicide prevention resources in your communities.

Who Should Attend: San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino County stakeholders from schools, workplaces, faith-based organizations, ethnic and LGBT community groups, law enforcement and other first responders, medical professionals, older adult providers, mental health and substance abuse professionals, social services organizations, military and VA, media, crisis lines, consumers, family members, and other mental health and suicide prevention advocates.

Agenda:  Please join us for the second Regional Task Force Meeting of the CSPN Southern California Region.  In honor of both 9/11 and National Suicide Prevention Week, we are proud to announce Dave Walker as our Keynote Speaker, to address military, veteran, and first responder suicide prevention.  

1.  Keynote Speaker – Dave Walker:  Military, Veteran, and First Responder Suicide Prevention

Speaker Biography:  Dave Walker is a decorated combat Vet that is currently a law enforcement trainer.  The state of California retained Walker as a subject matter expert in creating the curriculum to address the subject of Veterans in crisis.  He is also an instructor for the US Army’s Operation Yellow Ribbon, as well as an adviser to the Vets Court for Santa Clara County.  Walker has over 21 years experience as part of a law enforcement Critical Incident Team, and was a first responder to the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.  More importantly, he has been successful in preventing suicides and firmly believes that the power to affect change will come from local resources.  Walker believes that family, caring, and collaboration are key to reversing the current trend of increased suicide and suicidal behavior.

2.  ASIST and SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Training Overview – Upcoming T4Ts and support for your communities

3.  Lunch and Networking

4.  Focus Groups

5. Crisis/Help Line Panel – Discussion of crisis and help lines in your community as a suicide prevention resource

Location Information:  The meeting will be held in the Auditorium of the San Bernardino County Health Services. It has its own entrance at the westernmost end of the building. There is plenty of open parking in front of building. No special permits or passes required.

Lunch will be served.

Contact Holly Salazar at hsalazar@sdchip.org with questions, or if you have trouble registering.

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County Mental Health Services
Other mental health provider
County Alcohol and Drug Services
Other alcohol and drug providers
Aging and Independence Services / other older adult providers
First responders - law enforcement, paramedics, fire fighters
Faith-based communities
Suicide prevention organizations
Schools - Pubic, Private, Community Colleges, Universities, etc...
Physical health providers / primary care physicians
Emergency department staff
Medical Examiner
Help, warm, and crisis lines
Veteran’s Affairs
Social services organizations
Local businesses - employers, Chambers of Commerce
Family members
Native Americans
Asian/Pacific Islanders
Other Ethnic Group
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender - LGBT
Older Adult - 65+
Transitional Age Youth
Middle Age Men