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The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) and Attitudes In Reverse® (AIR™) present their 9th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference, Back to School: Breaking the Barriers.

NJAMHAA and AIR thank our Saving Lives Co-sponsors, Hackensack Meridian Carrier Clinic, the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - New Jersey Chapter.

This event will be held virtually on September 20, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks, Debra L. Wentz, PhD, President and CEO, NJAMHAA

9:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Breaking Barriers, Bryce Dershem, Recent High School Graduate

9:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Building Diversity and Acceptance in the School Community, Rosetta D. Treece, EdD, Superintendent of Schools, Hopewell Valley Regional School District

9:50 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. School-Based Therapy Dog Program: How to Establish One and How Dogs Support Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Tricia Baker, YMHFA, CPDT-KA, Co-Founder, AIR

10:25 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Panel Discussion on Overcoming Stigma

Panelists: Bryce Dershem; Gerard Dalton, MA, Principal, West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District; Randy Radd, MSW, LCSW, School Social Worker, Hamilton Township Public Schools; Rosetta D. Treece, EdD, Superintendent of Schools, Hopewell Valley Regional School District

11:40 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Break

11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Returning to School: Signs to Look for in Students, Susan Tellone, RN, BS, CSN, MSN, Clinical Director, Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

12:50 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Closing Remarks, Kurt Baker, YMHFA, CFP®, Co-Founder, AIR

Many Thanks to our Life Saver Co-Sponsors!


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NJAMHAA is the leading advocacy and trade association for community mental health and addiction treatment providers throughout the state. NJAMHAA represents 144 hospital-based and freestanding providers of mental health and substance use treatment services for children and adults throughout New Jersey. NJAMHAA's mission is to promote the value of its members as the highest quality behavioral healthcare providers for the residents of New Jersey through advocacy and professional development.













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