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Date: Fri, May 12, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Where: Chippenham Hospital 7101 Jahnke Road Richmond, VA 23225, Kraus Auditorium, Second Floor
How much? Free thanks to a grant through Chesterfield Suicide Prevention Coalition
Who should come: Clinicians including, PCs, LCSWs, School counselors and psychologists, peer specialists, nurses, pediatricians, and other medical personnel

All attendees get Contact Hours & the first 60 get a free book of their choice.

The event will be held in Kraus Auditorium, second floor at Chippenham Hospital. Park in the parking garage, go through the entrance near the emergency room, and go up the first elevator you see to the second floor. Signs will lead you to Kraus Auditorium.

Training Description:

The Chesterfield Suicide Awareness & Prevention Coalition, Emotionally Naked LLC and FACES present this workshop led by Kimberly O’Brien, PhD, LICSW, a Clinical Social Worker at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Research Scientist, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical practice serves adolescent and young adult athletes with mental health concerns.

Clinicians can decrease a patient’s suicide risk by knowing what to look for, how to do a suicide risk assessment, and a suicide safety plan. In addition, the training will cover tips on how to get young people to communicate their pain so they get the support they need.

This workshop will give clinicians the confidence to support those struggling with thoughts of suicide from a leading practitioner, Dr. Kim O’Brien who was part of the team who developed an evidence-based safety plan for youth, and parents because they need a road map on what to do and how to support a child who is struggling.

Anne Moss Rogers, who is a mental health speaker and suicide prevention trainer will tell her personal story of losing a son to suicide and what she wishes she knew, what clinicians can do to get the family engaged with supporting a child in crisis, and how she healed from the most devastating loss of her life.

Bio, Kimberly O’Brien PhD, LICSW: Dr. Kimberly O’Brien is a Clinical Social Worker in the Sports Medicine Division and Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, as well as a Research Scientist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She received her BA from Harvard University (’00), where she was a four-year member and co-captain of the hockey team which won a National Championship in 1999. She obtained her MSW (’05) and PhD (’11) from Boston College and completed her postdoctoral fellowship (’13) at Brown University. Her clinical practice serves adolescent and young adult athletes with mental health concerns. Her research is focused on suicidal adolescents, suicide and substance use, and more. She currently coaches hockey, field hockey, and lacrosse, and plays hockey and platform tennis. She is also the founder and director of Unlimited Resilience, LLC, a group mental health practice designed for athletes by athletes.

Bio, Anne Moss Rogers: Anne Moss Rogers is an emotionally naked® mental health speaker, TEDx storyteller, certified suicide prevention speaker/trainer, and author of the award-winning memoir, Diary of a Broken Mind. After her 20-year-old son, Charles, died by suicide in 2015, Anne Moss chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral. She has been featured in the New York Times, and Variety Magazine, and was the first non-clinician invited to speak on youth suicide at the National Institute of Mental Health. She delivers professional development to educators on the topic of youth mental health and suicide prevention and speaks all over the country to clinicians, educators, education leaders, corporations, parents, people in recovery, and at conferences and fundraisers.

Dr. O’Brien and Anne Moss Rogers are co-authors of the book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide & Recognizing Students at RiskWiley Publishing, 2021.