Suicide Prevention Town Hall

The Hub for Clinical Collaboration, 3500 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104  

Sep 22, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET)

The Suicide Prevention Town Hall is for all who are interested in suicide prevention work, including clinicians, researchers, families and community members. The emphasis of the town hall is on the current state of suicide prevention, with a focus on the implementation of the new suicide and crisis hotline number, 988, and the recent recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Participants will learn about current trends in youth suicide and racial disparities in prevalence and risk as well as promoting Zero Suicide as a healthcare and community goal. Participants will have the opportunity to join a suicide prevention work group during the breakout session.

Keynote speaker

Tia Dole, PhD, Executive Director of the Steve Fund

Other speakers

Lived Experience
Aimee B. Prange, MSW, LCSW, Education Chair/Board Member, Greater Philadelphia Chapter-American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

988 Implementation
Sosunmolu Shoyinka, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)

Matthew B. Wintersteen, PhD, Research Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Service
Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson University

Pediatrician Blueprint
Lisa Horowitz, PhD, MPH, Pediatric Psychologist/Staff Scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health

Zero suicide

Steve Soffer PhD, Director of the outpatient services in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Guy Diamond, PhD,is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University and the director of the Center for Family Intervention Science (CFIS)

Social work accreditation statement

CHOP is a pre-approved provider of continuing education credits for Pennsylvania Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors. Participants licensed in Pennsylvania who attend the full workshop and complete the required evaluation are eligible for 3 Continuing Education Credits. Participants licensed in other states should check with local licensing boards to determine continuing education approval.

Breakout rooms

Diverse communities and suicide prevention
Facilitator: Rhonda Boyd, PhD

Community Care settings and suicide prevention:
Facilitator: Sosunmolu Shoyinka, MD, Patrick Kessel, MPA

Zero Suicide implementation
Facilitator: Steve Soffer, PhD, Guy Diamond, PhD

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Target Audience: Advocates of suicide prevention, pediatricians, researchers, clinicians, families and community members

ACCME Accreditation Statement: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The program has been approved for 3 continuing education credits.