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Suicide prevention conference set for October

Lenape Valley Foundation will host a suicide prevention conference on Monday, Oct. 9.

“Suicide Prevention: Responding in New Ways to New Challenges” will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building Auditorium at Delaware Valley University, 700 E. Butler Ave. in Doylestown.

The conference is offered in partnership with Delaware Valley University.

The keynote speaker is David A. Jobes, Ph.D., professor of psychology and associate director of clinical training at The Catholic University of America. He is an adjunct professor of psychiatry, School of Medicine, at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Jobes is a past president of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and he is the recipient of various awards for his scientific work including the 1995 AAS “Shneidman Award” (early career contribution to suicidology), the 2012 AAS “Dublin Award” (for career contributions in suicidology), and the 2016 AAS “Linehan Award” (for suicide treatment research). He has been a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense, and Veterans Affairs.

Registration for the conference begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The day will include afternoon breakout sessions. The conference is open to the public, however reservations are required and space is limited.

The registration fee is $20 and includes lunch.

To register online, visit lenapevf.org. For information, call Suzanne Rhodeside at 267-893-5280 or email suzanne.rhodeside@lenapevf.org.

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