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CALENDAR OF Events

SAP K-12 Training Schedule 
Check this calendar for upcoming Student Assistance Program trainings offered by PA Approved SAP K-12 Trainers .
These trainers have been approved in the SAP K-12 model for Pennsylvania.

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, September 08, 2019
    • Saturday, September 14, 2019
    • State-Wide

    For more information: Click Here

    • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 7794 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509

    The 6th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference theme is: 

    “Building Stronger Communities: Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Across the Lifespan.” 

    Our Keynote Speaker Michael Polacek, MSN, RN-BC, is a Professional Development Specialist with Salem Health in Salem, Oregon and a former member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Board of Directors.  He is the President of the Oregon Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and has led many community efforts to fight suicide in his state. His message is one we hope to bring to our conference attendees and help inspire change in our own community. Other speakers represent various agencies and resources within the Erie community and serve to build a foundation for support, intervention and suicide prevention in our own community.

    Registration Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-suicide-prevention-conference-building-stronger-communities-tickets-59968313841

    Program Schedule:

    8:00 AM-8:50 AM Registration/Check-In
    9:00 AM-9:15 AM Introduction
    9:15 AM-10:45 AM Keynote Address (Prevention):

    Michael Polacek: “Community Efforts to Reduce Suicide”

     

    10:45 AM-11:00 AM BREAK
    11:00 AM-12:00 PM Breakout Session 1

    OPTION 1A (Prevention/Intervention): Mandy Fauble and Govan Martin, “Question, Persuade, Refer Approach to Suicide Prevention”

    OPTION 1B (Prevention/Intervention): Greg Purchase and Trevor Doust, “Developing and Implementing a Peer Support Team”

    OPTION 1C (Prevention): Denise Kolivoski, “Role of Community Resources and Organizations in Suicide Prevention”

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM LUNCH BUFFET (INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION)
    1:00 PM-2:00 PM Plenary Speaker: (Prevention/Intervention)

    Keirston Parham: “Peer Role in Suicide Prevention and Intervention”

     

    2:00 PM-2:15 PM BREAK
    2:15 PM-3:15 PM Breakout Session 2

    OPTION 2A (Postvention): Kathy Frisinia, “Working with Children after a Loss from Suicide”

    OPTION 2B (Postvention): Stacey Buettner and Nicole Moore,“Survivors of Suicide”

    OPTION 2C (Prevention): Nicole Wells, “Promoting Youth and Family Engagement in the Prevention of Suicide

    3:15 PM-3:30 PM BREAK
    3:30 PM-4:00 PM “Importance of Self Care”
    4:00PM-4:15 PM Certificate Distribution; Total CE 5 hours

    Contact Nicole Moore at mooren6@upmc.edu or 814-451-2377 with questions about continuing education information for this event.


    • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 501 N 3rd St. Harrisburg, PA 17120

    PA Suicide Prevention/Awareness Day At the Capitol

    Prevent Suicide PA will host Suicide Prevention Day at the Pennsylvania State Capitol on September 25, 2019 from 1:00-2:30 pm.  Join suicide prevention advocates, suicide attempt and loss survivors, legislators, and mental health professionals for an important day at the Capitol. We will be raising awareness for suicide prevention and offering hope on the steps of the Capitol Rotunda. Display tables will provide free information such as brochures, resources, wristbands, gun locks, etc.

    According to the latest statistics, 2030 people died by suicide in Pennsylvania, which averages approximately 5 per day.  In PA, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death between ages 15-24, the 3rd leading cause of death between ages 35-44 and 4th leading cause of death between ages 45-54.   

    Prevent Suicide PA, is a statewide, nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing suicide in Pennsylvania.  Our Mission: Provide education and collaborate with the community to prevent Suicide, reduce the stigma associated with Suicide and support those touched by Suicide.  www.preventsuicidepa.org


    • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    • Thursday, October 17, 2019
    • Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Pocono Manor, Pa.

    Join us for discussions regarding academic stability for students experiencing homelessness.

    School district foster care points of contact, homeless liaisons, child welfare agency points of contact, shelter staff, educators, school social workers, pupil services personnel, school counselors and other professionals working with children and youth experiencing homelessness and children and youth in foster care are encouraged to attend.

    More information and registration will be available later.

    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Northwest Tri-County IU#5, Edinboro, PA
    Register

    Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP)

    Northwest Region Workshop 

    Tuesday, October 24, 2019
    8:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Northwest Tri County IU5
    Room C
    252 Waterford Street
    Edinboro, PA 16412

    Agenda - TBA

    Registration Costs:

    PASAP Member Rate: $25.00 (must log in to get the member rate)
    PASAP Non-Member Rate: $75.00
    All registrations must be submitted via www.pasap.org

    Continuing Education Credits   

    PASAP is an Act 48 Approved Provider. Participants can earn up to 6 hours of Act 48 credit (full workshop attendance). Morning Session only: 3 hours.  Afternoon session only: 3 hours. Participants must provide their Professional Personnel ID (PPID) number when registering and must be present at each session in its entirety to receive credit.  Additionally, 6 hours of social work credits will be offered through the University of Pittsburgh.  A $10 fee for the social work credits will be added at the time of registration.

    Speaker Bios: TBA

           
    • Friday, November 15, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Midwestern IU4, Grove City, PA
    Register

    Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP)

    Northwest Region Workshop (South) 

    Thursday, November 15, 2019
    8:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Midwestern IU 4
    Rooms A and B
    453 Maple Street
    Grove City, PA 16127

    Agenda: TBA


    Registration Costs:

    PASAP Member Rate: $25.00 (must log in to get the member rate)
    PASAP Non-Member Rate: $75.00
    All registrations must be submitted via www.pasap.org

    Continuing Education Credits   

    PASAP is an Act 48 Approved Provider. Participants can earn up to 6 hours of Act 48 credit (full workshop attendance). Morning Session only: 3 hours.  Afternoon session only: 3 hours. Participants must provide their Professional Personnel ID (PPID) number when registering and must be present at each session in its entirety to receive credit.  Additionally, 6 hours of social work credits will be offered through the University of Pittsburgh.  A $10 fee for the social work credits will be added at the time of registration.

    Speaker Bios- TBA

    • Sunday, February 23, 2020
    • 12:30 PM
    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • 12:30 PM
    • The Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA
           
     
    The PASAP 2020 Conference
    will be held from February 23 - 25, 2020 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA. 
               
    This year will mark PASAP’s 30th Annual Conference
     
    This conference again promises to be one of our most exciting and rewarding with keynote and workshop presentations focusing on the current and key issues that face our youth today. We continue to strive to deliver meaningful, skill and prevention based professional development opportunities that will provide participants with the tools to, in turn, affect student learning, achievement, and life success. 

      Our theme continues to be "One Student at a Time," which speaks to the important work we all do every day to support the children of our Commonwealth. As with the poignant story of the young person throwing the starfish back into the ocean one by one, Student Assistance Professionals  do make a difference for each and every child, every day.  

    REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN NOVEMBER 2019.             

Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals
PO Box 165
Titusville, Pennsylvania 16354 

Email us: support@pasap.org 

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