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Suicide Prevention Conference: Back to School: Finding Strength from the Start

New Jersey Association of Mental Health & Addiction Agencies, Inc.

Friday, September 15, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Fifth Annual National Suicide Prevention Day Conference

Back to School: Finding Strength from the Start

Presented by the New Jersey Association of Mental Health

and Addiction Agencies, Inc. and Attitudes In Reverse®

and Co-Sponsored by Carrier Clinic

Program Highlights Include:

  • Opening Remarks – Allison Blake, PhD, LSW, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Children and Families
  • Keynote Presentation by TheHonorable Richard Codey and Mrs. Mary Jo Codey
  • Mindfulness for the Middle Schooler™: Kurtis Baker, YMHFA, CFP®, and Tricia Baker, YMHFA, CPDT-KA, Co-Founders of Attitudes In Reverse will share highlights of this program and examples of its effectiveness. 
  • Jason Burr, Principal of John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton, will share his perspective on the value of the Mindfulness for the Middle Schooler presentation.
  • Inspiration from the Experience of a Youth and Parent, Advice from their Perspectives: Raoul and August Rosenberg

 Who Should Attend: Faculty and staff of middle schools, high schools and colleges; Providers of medical care, mental health care and substance use treatment; Legislators; Policymakers in the Department of Children and Families, Department of Human Services, Department of Health and Department of Education; Parents

Have questions about Suicide Prevention Conference: Back to School: Finding Strength from the Start? Contact New Jersey Association of Mental Health & Addiction Agencies, Inc.

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Carrier Clinic
252 County Road 601
Belle Mead, NJ 08502

Friday, September 15, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)


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New Jersey Association of Mental Health & Addiction Agencies, Inc.

NJAMHAA is the leading advocacy and trade association for community mental health and addiction treatment providers throughout the state. NJAMHAA represents 160 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.

 

Attitudes In Reverse (AIR) was established by Tricia, Kurt and Katelyn Baker of Plainsboro, NJ, in 2010, soon after their son/brother Kenny died by suicide following a long battle against severe depression and anxiety. Their mission is to save lives by educating students about mental health, related disorders and suicide prevention. Since January 2011, they have presented to more than 60,000 students in middle and high schools and colleges in New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Missouri and Texas. These presentations have led to students opening up about their struggles and being referred to mental health services. AIR also offers Youth Mental Health First Aid instruction.

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