Agenda

August 7, 2014 (Thursday)
Time Activity
8-8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:30 a.m. Threat and Suicide Risk Assessment: Developing a Proactive and Consistent Approach to Evaluating Risk (3 hour workshop)
- Dr. Melissa A. Reeves; Dr. Stephen E. Brock
This workshop will focus on the process and procedures needed to establish a consistent school/district-wide approach to threat and suicide risk assessment. Critical factors discussed will include: current statistics and legal cases, early identification of warning signs, primary prevention strategies to "break the code of silence; an overview of risk assessment models; assessment procedures; and strategies for interventions, postventions, and working with difficult parents.  Case study examples and forms will be shared to illustrate the process.
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.-noon Threat and Suicide Risk Assessment: Developing a Proactive and Consistent Approach to Evaluating Risk - Cont'd
12-12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45-2:45 p.m. Advanced Skills in School-Based Crisis Prevention and Intervention (3 hour workshop)
 
- Dr. Melissa A. Reeves; Dr. Stephen E. Brock
This advanced level workshop will assist you in enhancing the crisis procedures already in place in your school district. Specifically, learn cutting-edge tips on conducting crisis exercises and drills in the school setting. In addition, strategies for using social media, dealing with the press, and planning memorials will be offered. The legal ramifications of crisis response and the spiritual dimensions in the aftermath of a crisis also will be highlighted.
2:45-3 p.m. Break
3-4:15 p.m. Advanced Skills in School-Based Crisis Prevention and Intervention - Cont'd
August 8, 2014 (Friday)
Time Activity
8-8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:30 a.m. Suicide Assessment & Intervention: Critical Skills for School Psychologists (6 hour workshop)
- Dr. Melissa A. Reeves; Dr. Stephen E. Brock
This workshop will discuss the essential processes and procedures needed to establish quality suicide prevention programs through postvention activities. Critical factors discussed will include: current statistics and legal cases, early identification of warning signs, primary prevention strategies to "break the code of silenceā€; an overview of suicide assessment models and procedures; and strategies for intervention and postvention activities. Case study examples and forms will be shared to illustrate the process with the school psychologist taking a leadership role.
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.-noon Suicide Assessment & Intervention: Critical Skills for School Psychologists - Cont'd
12-12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45-2:45 p.m. Suicide Assessment & Intervention: Critical Skills for School Psychologists - Cont'd
2:45-3 p.m. Break
3-4:15 p.m. Suicide Assessment & Intervention: Critical Skills for School Psychologists - Cont'd