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Suicide Prevention Overview
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Participants will be introduced to the different components that make up suicide prevention. There is a common focus on crisis intervention, but there is a lot of prevention that can take place before the word, “suicide,” is even mentioned. Once suicide is an actual factor, it is important that we understand our role and what to do next. Lastly, if the worst occurs, we must respond appropriately in order to reduce the risk of additional deaths by suicide.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Cass Walton currently serves as the Executive Director of Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership. Cass has served in a variety of roles including a Therapeutic Living Director at a residential treatment facility for adolescent boys, a Program Director for a camp serving individuals with autism, and as a corporate Crisis Intervention Trainer for youth-serving organizations. Cass is a wife and mother of four children. She loves to play and coach volleyball. She is the queen of karaoke, and her current favorite motto is, “It starts with me!” She serves the local suicide prevention community as the Vice-Chair of The Suicide Prevention Collaborative of El Paso County and she sits on the steering committee for the Youth Suicide Prevention Work Group of El Paso County.
This is a complimentary CE event for Colorado Community Members as well as Healthcare Professionals. Instructions on how to join and a calendar invite will be emailed following registration. Registration is required. A certificate of attendance will be provided.