Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium 2020
Bringing Resiliency into Focus
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:45 AM — 4:30 PM
LIVE Virtual Keynotes Speakers and Workshops
Preventing Suicide and Increasing Resilience in Communities
The Symposium will engage a broad array of stakeholders to expand community based and cross sector approaches to suicide.
Healthcare, social services, substance misuse and mental health providers across a continuum of care, representatives of community based organizations and state agencies that serve youth, families and adults across the lifespan, local and state policy makers, people with lived experience.
- Empower and engage community-wide stakeholders in Zero Suicide strategies, evidence-based practices, and lessons learned.
- Facilitate connections between substance misuse and suicide prevention stakeholders and programs to advance effective prevention strategies.
- Share community-based approaches to suicide prevention including new ways to form innovative collaborations.
- Increase knowledge about risk and protective factors and recommended strategies for working with vulnerable populations.
The Center For Health And Learning is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for initiatives that inspire optimal health for all. Our mission is to build healthy communities through educational resources, leadership training, policy development, and technical assistance. CHL is focused on improving school and community health. Our staff and consultants apply expertise in health and education to design training, develop resources, and carry out research and evaluation.
WHO WE ARE
CHL is a non-profit organization focused on building a foundation for healthy schools and communities.
WHAT WE DO
CHL works to improve health via training, policy, evaluation, research, and resource development.
WHO WE SERVE
CHL works with Schools, Health Care, Community Providers and Coalitions, State and National Agencies and Organizations.
In Vermont, more people die by suicide than from motor vehicle accidents, homicide and drowning combined.
We fight to change this alarming statistic and your support helps.
Featured Programs of The Center For Health And Learning
VTSPC’s mission is to create health-promoting communities in which schools, Institutions of Higher Education, public and private agencies and people of all ages have the knowledge, attitudes, skills and resources to reduce the risk of suicide.
Umatter® is a suicide prevention program that teaches young people and adults to recognize and address depression and risk factors and build strengths through self-care and community action. Students receive knowledge and skills to recognize signs of depression and how to help.
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The New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC) is a major sponsor of trainings offered by the Center for Health and Learning.