Show Me You Care: About Suicide Prevention

Show Me You Care: About Suicide Prevention

Date and Location:

July 14, 2008, Jefferson City, MO – 8am to 5pm CDT

Truman Hotel

1510 Jefferson St.

Jefferson City, MO 65109


Registration Fee:

$49.00 (before June 30, 2008, then price raises to $59.00)Online registration Closed. Walk-in registrations are welcomed.

Program Description:

Activities Available at This One Day Conference Include:

  • Keynote presentations by nationally known leaders in the field of suicide prevention
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Gatekeeper Training
  • Screening and discussion of the documentary Fierce Goodbye
  • Art Exhibit from the Division of Youth Services Suicide Prevention Week Poster Contest
  • Book Signing with Iris Bolton, James Clemons and winning poster artist
  • More information in the conference brochure
  • Program Presenters:

  • Iris Bolton, In 1977, her son, Mitchell Bolton, completed suicide. This tragic loss would forever alter her path. Her desire to make meaning from his death would crystallize her future. Iris returned to school at Emory University and received her master���s degree in suicidology.
  • James T. Clemons, PH.D., Dr. Clemons is Professor Emeritus of Wesley Theological Seminary and retired clergyman of the United Methodist Church. In 1997, he founded the Organization for Attempters and Survivors of Suicide in Interfaith Services (OASSIS).
  • Clark Flatt, Mr. Flatt is the President/CEO of The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), which was founded in October 1997 after the death of his youngest son, Jason. JFI���s mission is to provide information, tools and resources to students, educators/youth workers and parents that will enable early detection of at-risk behavior and guide them to local resources.
  • Laurie Davidson coordinates campus programs at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The SPRC provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
  • Continuing Education Credits:

  • Clinical Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Full information in brochure.

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