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May 4, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 4:30 pm

This course will offer opportunities to increase competence, understanding, and skills in suicide prevention. Specifically, the course will focus on ways to strengthen organizational practices to mitigate suicide risk, how behavioral health providers can advocate for the children and youth they serve, and options for intervening on the individual level to support resilience in young people.

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be
able to:

  • Identify child and adolescent suicide risk, including suicide
    rates, risk factors, protective factors and warning signs.
  • Outline evidence-based management of suicidal ideation
    and behavior in children and adolescents.
  • Discuss potential changes to organizational practice
    guidelines for the assessment and treatment of suicidal
  • Describe Colorado’s legislative process, ideas and
    opportunities for advocating on child health policy issues
    and updates on current mental health policy issues.

7:45 a.m.Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30 Welcome & Introduction
Douglas K. Novins, MD
The Cy and Lyndia Harvey Chair of Child & Adolescent
Chair, Pediatric Mental Health Institute
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Professor, Vice Chair, & Director – Division of Child &
Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Cindy Buchanan, PhD
Chair, Rosenberry Committee
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Associate Professor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Colorado School of Medicine

8:45 Session One: Impact of Suicide in Colorado
Sarah Brummett, MA JD

9:15 Session Two: Identifying Suicide Risk in Pediatric
Settings: Turning Research into Clinical Practice
Lisa M. Horowitz, PhD MPH

10:30 Break

10:45 Session Three: Suicide Prevention in the School
Jeffrey A. Bridge, PhD

12:00p.m Lunch

12:45 Session Four: Breakouts

Breakout A: U Ok? Peers Engaging Peers to
Prevent Youth Suicide
-Amy Kulp, BSW MS

Breakout B: Colorado State Suicide PreventionInitiatives
– Sarah Brummett, MA JD
Breakout C: Fostering Resilience in Young People
– Lisa M. Horowitz, PhD MPH

Breakout D: Large-Scale Implementation
of the Signs of Suicide Prevention Program:
Opportunities and Challenges
– Jeffrey A. Bridge, PhD

1:45 Break

2:00 Session Five: Breakouts

Breakout E: U Ok? Peers Engaging Peers to
Prevent Youth Suicide
– Amy Kulp, BSW MS

Breakout F: Colorado State Suicide Prevention
– Sarah Brummett, MA JD

Breakout G: Advocating at the Capitol for
Pediatric Behavioral Health
– Ellen Stern and Zach Zaslow

Breakout H: Lessons Learned From A Hospital
Wide Suicide Screening Project
– Jason Williams, PsyD MSEd and Amy Lewis, MS RN NEA-BC

3:00 Break

3:15 Session Six: Youth and Family Panel

4:15 Evaluation

4:30 Adjourn


Registration is Online cmetracker.net/CHCOL/Catalog. Register early as space is limited! Register online by April 13, 2018 to receive the early registration fee. You will receive a confirmation email with important conference details shortly after completing the online registration process.

Registration Fees By 4/13/18
Community Professionals $165
Children’s Colorado Staff/University of Colorado Employees & Verified Students $145
After 4/13/18

Community Professionals $185
Children’s Colorado Staff/University of Colorado Employees & Verified Students $165
**email student status verification to alexandria.wilkinson@
childrenscolorado.org within two days of registration

If you have questions, please contact alexandria.wilkinson@childrenscolorado.org or 720-777-6948. To request arrangements to accommodate a disability, please notify us at least 3 weeks prior to the conference.

Provided by:
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Pediatric Mental Health Institute


May 4, 2018
7:45 am - 4:30 pm


Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO