Marian to host ‘Speaking about Suicide: Connecting trauma-informed care to suicide prevention’ presentation

August 9, 2016


 – Marian University will be hosting the “Speaking about Suicide: Connecting Trauma-informed Care to Suicide Prevention” presentation on Thursday, October 13 in the Marian University Stayer Center.

Check-in will begin at 7:45 a.m., with the first session beginning at 8:30 a.m. A box lunch will be provided from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The second session will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Leah Harris, M.A., of Shifa Consulting, will be the keynote speaker. The presentation will focus on trauma and its impacts. Participants will discuss trauma-informed suicide prevention and identify strategies for applying trauma-informed approaches.

Agnesian HealthCare is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This live activity is designated for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. In addition, the Marian University Social Work Program, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) approves this continuing education program for 6 Continuing Education Credit Hours for social workers. Participants must attend entire training to receive CEUs/CEHs.

Non-physicians and non-social workers may request a Certificate of Attendance verifying hours of participation, if applicable for their respective licensing agency or board. A wide variety of professionals can use CME or CSWE credits, such as physicians, nurses, educators, psychologists, clinicians and social workers.

General admission is $50, and space is limited. Day of walk-ins will be accepted if the session is not at capacity. Individuals can register online at

For more information about the event, or for information on receiving CME or CSWE credit or for scholarship assistance, please contact Dr. Janet McCord at or 920.923.8952.

This project is made possible with the support of the Charles E. Kubly Foundation, and the event is sponsored by Marian University, Agnesian HealthCare, CSI Comprehensive Service Integration and Aurora Healthcare.

Marian University was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes in Fond du Lac, Wis. The institution has one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in the state, and strives to live its core values as a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice and joined together by spiritual traditions. Marian offers undergraduate, adult, master’s and doctoral degree programs at its main campus and in facilities throughout Wisconsin.