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Saturday, November 7 • 9:00am - 10:30am
KeepSAFE: Creating a Suicide Alert Community

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The impact of suicide is not self-contained; it affects families, friends, and entire communities. Therefore, it is the task of everyone to work together to become an informed “suicide alert community.” In this 90-minute workshop, participants will be introduced to KeepSAFE, a group intervention program designed to change the culture of silence and stigma that often surrounds this sensitive topic. KeepSAFE is an interactive curriculum of psychoeducation, experiential exercises, journaling, and homework, delivered over a 4-week period. The presenters will discuss the theoretical and practical foundations of this promising new program, and present the results from its initial pilot study. In the experiential component, participants will engage in an art activity called SHIELD (“Show How I Enjoy Living Daily”), a core component of the KeepSAFE program.

Eligible for 1.5 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS


Robert Memory, CRPA

Robert Memory, CRPA, was homeless for four years and is recovering from addiction. As a peer practitioner, he supports and advocates for participants from his lived experience perspective, so they too can overcome the difficulties they face and start on the path to recovery. Robert presented at the NYU Silver School of Social Work Conference in 2013 and at the New York City Working Peer Specialist Conference in 2014. He also participated in... Read More →

Ellen Stoller, ATR-BC, LCAT

Ellen Stoller, ATR-BC, LCAT, became an art therapist in 1979 and has spent over 35 years at FEGS Health & Human Services in a variety of roles, including direct service, supervision, program development, and training. Most recently, she has overseen the agency-wide Suicide Prevention Initiative. Ellen headed the FEGS behavioral health response to the outpouring of community needs after 9/11. She brought creative arts interventions to... Read More →

Saturday November 7, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)