2021 Prevent Suicide PA Conference

Eastern Region

May 13, 2021 - 9:00AM - 4:30PM EST

May 14, 2021 - 9:00AM - 4:00PM EST


Day 1

  9:00 - 10:15


Sharing Your Story for Maximum Impact: A look at Mental Health in the Legislature

Rep. Mike Schlossberg

  10:30 - 12:00

Breakout 1A

Innovative Suicide Prevention Services and Resources during COVID

Breakout 1B

An Overview of Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention

Breakout 1C

Partnering with Veterans & the Community VA Suicide Prevention 2.0

Breakout 1D

Social Justice Taboo's that impact LIFE


  1:00 - 2:00

Breakout 2A

Won't You Be My Neighbor: The Importance of Community In Suicide Prevention

Breakout 2B

Promoting mental health and wellness in schools and classrooms

Breakout 2C

Strengthen the Connection: A High-Tech, High-Touch Approach to Crisis Intervention and Prevention for At-Risk Populations

Breakout 2D

Utilizing the Zero Suicide Framework to Improve Continuity of Care across Youth Serving Systems

 2:30 - 3:30

Breakout 3A

Suicide Prevention and Equity in Schools: Ring the Alarm

Breakout 3B

From Postvention to Prevention: Addressing a suicide loss in schools and then working towards a better prevention.

Breakout 3C

Research: Veterans Perceptions of Behavioral Health Services

Breakout 3D

A Faith Perspective of Hope & Healing for Suicide Loss Survivors

  4:00 - 4:30

Breakout 4A

Crisis Text Line Trends in Pennsylvania

Breakout 4B

A Survey of Suicide Prevention Programs in Pennsylvania's Counties and School Districts

Breakout 4C

Suicide Prevention: Liz's Story

Breakout 4D

How to Start a LOSS Team

Day 2

  9:00 - 10:00


Overview of Statewide Suicide Prevention Efforts by the Governor's Suicide Prevention Task Force

Rep. Schlossberg

  10:15 - 11:45

Breakout 5A

Making the Environment Safe: Counseling Clients on Means Safety

Breakout 5B

Introduction to Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents

Breakout 5C

Alone in Prison: Further Understanding of Suicide Risk in Corrections

Breakout 5D

Reinforcing Resilience: Survive and Thrive


  1:00 - 2:00

Breakout 6A

Preventing and Addressing Youth Suicide: Understand Trauma and Trauma-informed Care

Breakout 6B

Defying the Presuppositions: Suicide Data Analysis for 1 Pennsylvania Rural County During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Breakout 6C

From Struggle to Hope: Student Initiated Wellness & Suicide Prevention

  2:30 - 4:00


Suicide Risk in Uncertain Times

Thomas Joiner

Frequently Asked Questions

We are providing CEs for the following:
  • LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT (PA SBSWE Licensed Social Workers in PA)
  • APA (Psychology)
  • PCB (PA Certified Additions Counselor)
  • PA Educators Act 48
Yes, CEs are available for $35 and can be purchased when registering for the conference.
Please email Jackie Boxter at jboxter@preventsuicidepa.org for information on purchasing CEs separately.
To obtain CE credit, you will need to fill out evaluations for each session you attended. You will also need to fill out the validation sheet and upload the attendance record form, which is where you will check off each session you attended. All of these forms can be found at the help desk once the conference is live. Certificates will be emailed to you within 3 weeks of the conference.
Enter your email address at the time of the event by coming to the URL site of http://2021pspa.vfairs.com. This is the same email you added while registering
The sessions will be made available after 2-3 days of the live event.