25th Annual Symposium

Live In-person Symposium

Friday, March 10, 2023 | 8:15 AM – 4:00 PM
Cocoanut Grove, Santa Cruz, CA

Youth Suicide: Updates on Risk & Prevention,
Recovery & Resilience

Featured Keynote Speakers

Christine Moutier, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

DeQuincy Meiffren-Lezine, Ph.D., Director of the Lived Experience Academy and author of “Eight Stories Up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide”

Agenda

8:15 – 8:45 am

Registration

8:45 – 9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:30 am

Christine Moutier, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (Click here for bio)

Presentation title: Preventing Suicide in Youth and Young Adults: Science and Solutions

10:30 – 10:45 am

Break and Resources Tables with representatives from local agencies

10:45 –  11:55 am

Andrea Tolaio, Program Director Santa Cruz County Suicide Prevention Services

Andrea Turnbull, LCSW, Program Manager for Access Services and Interim Program Manager for Crisis Services, County Behavioral Health

Carly Memoli, President, Applied Crisis Training and Consulting Inc.

Faris Sabbah, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Santa Cruz County

11:55  – 12:40 pm

Lunch and Resources Tables with representatives from local agencies

12:40 –  2:10 pm

DeQuincy Meiffren-Lezine, Ph.D., Director of the Lived Experience Academy and Author of “Eight Stories Up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide” (Click here for bio)

Presentation title: From Suicidal to Post-Suicidal Growth

2:10 –  4:00 pm

Panel Discussions with all local experts and keynote speakers including:

Ben Geilhufe, LPCC, Program Manager, Gender Specialty Clinic, Santa Clara County Behavioral Health

Moderated by Jen Hastings, M.D.

End of Event

Evaluation and Adjournment

Course Credit for CE/CEU/CME:

View CME/CEU/CE Frequently Asked Questions

The following CEs are provided by Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health:

Continuing education hours are not offered for breaks or lunch hour; no partial credit is available. Eligible participants will provide license type and #; demonstrate 6 hours of attendance; and complete the evaluation feedback form. Certificates for continuing education will be issued within 30 days of the event.

  • SCC Behavioral Health Services is a provider approved by California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professions credentialing (CCAPP-EI), Provider Number #4S-99-419-0220, for 6 CEH’S.
  • SCC Behavioral Health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor 6 hours continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. SCC Behavioral Health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  CAMFT Provider #71620.

Grievance Policy for participants requesting CCAPP-EI or CAMFT CEs:

For grievances about this CE course content or delivery, please submit in writing via email to [email protected] within one week of the event. 

The following CEU and CME will be offered by other providers:

This event is provider approved by the Dominican Santa Cruz-Board of Registered Nursing #881 for 6 hours of continuing education credit for RN, LVN, CNA, PCT, OT, ST 

This event is provider approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California for 6 contact hours or 0.6 CEU’s 

CE Certificates must be obtained by licensee for a period of five (5) years

The AAFP* has reviewed YOUTH SUICIDE: UPDATES ON RISK & PREVENTION, RECOVERY & RESILIENCE and deemed it acceptable for up to 6.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 03/10/2023 to 03/10/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*AAFP is an approved provider of CME by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education which is accepted by the California Board of Psychologists for continuing education.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify trends in mental health and suicide in the United States, with a focus on youth and young adults, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  2. Describe features of the public health approach to suicide prevention, including the importance of education, advocacy by loss and attempt survivors, and the roles of clinicians and people/families with lived experience.
  3. Screen for suicide risk using evidence based tools.
  4. Utilize brief intervention, including Safety Planning and Counseling for Lethal Means Safety.
  5. Specify 2 paths that someone can pursue for personal growth following a suicidal crisis.
  6. Outline a client plan for recovery and growth that can be utilized by patients in the post-crisis phase, including local services and supports.

Refund Policy:

Refunds may be requested up to 10 days before the event at [email protected]