At this annual event, hear inspiration and practical tips from dynamic national presenters who have traveled this journey. StarkMHAR’s new strategic plan will be announced and the annual community HOPE Award winners will be honored.
Breakfast Keynote: “Hope & Recovery; Community Response to Trauma”
Susan Tellone-McCoy, RN, MSN, CSN, Associate Director of the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Monmouth County.
Ms. Tellone-McCoy is responsible for overseeing all youth programs and education initiatives for the MHA. Susan specializes in suicide prevention and Educating schools in the Lifelines Curriculum throughout Monmouth County. Prior to coming to MHA, she worked in Manasquan School district as a school nurse, crisis coordinator, anti-bullying specialist and teacher. During her tenure at Manasquan, the school experienced one of the largest teen suicide contagions recorded. She was able to assist her school in recovery by co-authoring a federal grant for PROJECT SERV. This grant allowed her the funding to develop a comprehensive crisis plan that became a national model. Susan has a long work history as a psychiatric nurse working with suicidal clients in the emergency rooms as a certified psychiatric screener. She was an educator at the University of Medicine and Dentistry for over 11 years, teaching the N.J. psychiatric screening law, along with other various other mental health topics. Susan speaks throughout the state and country on the topic of suicide prevention in schools, crisis planning and recovery. She has presented this plan at the National Conference on Suicidality in Florida in 2009, also as the keynote speaker at the Annual Conference for Safe and Drug Free Schools in Boston in 2010, Rems Conference in Washington, D.C. in 2011, NJEA conference in 2014 and most recently at the Monmouth University SRF conference in 2017.
(Resources, talking points and shareable downloads are available to help spread the word about youth suicide prevention and to begin conversations with young people in your life. Visit StarkMHAR.org/YouthSuicidePrevention.)
Who should attend:
Business & community leaders, interested community members, service provider administrators, directors & leadership, health & human service provider leaders, System of Care partner leadership, medical professionals, elected officials and school personnel.
Keynote speaker Susan Tellone-McCoy, RN, MSN, CSN is the Health Occupations Instructor at Monmouth County Vocational School System in Manasquan, New Jersey. Between 2008-2012, she was involved in a suicide contagion. Susan will share on how they recovered and became a resilient community.
Plus, celebrate the winners of the HOPE Awards and Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Awards!
The new Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Awards honor people who are advancing best practice in encounters involving people who may be struggling with substance use and/or a mental illness. The CIT awards recognize those who are making a significant positive impact in the Stark County efforts to use de-escalation techniques in crisis situations improving the safety of the officer, consumer and family. Learn more at StarkMHAR.org/CIT.
Presented annually, the HOPE Awards honor people and organizations who are making strides and influencing change to advance behavioral health right here in Stark County. Learn more at StarkMHAR.org/Awards.
The Workforce Development Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship offered to current workforce to extend their training and education in the Mental Health, Alcohol or Drug field. Learn more at StarkMHAR.org/Scholarship.
Location and Cost:
- Location: First Christian Church; 6900 Market Avenue N, Canton, Ohio 44721.
- Cost: $20.00 per person will cover registration and breakfast. PayPal is the preferred method of payment.
- Education credits: CEUs pending for applicable sessions.
- Limited space, please register by Friday, May 25, 2018.
For assistance, please contact Carrie.Long@StarkMHAR.org.