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Registration Live
Boise State University | 1910 West University Drive | Jordan Ballroom | Boise, ID 83725

monday, October 22 & tuesday, October 23, 2018
Registration & Coffee Service: 7:30 - 9:00 am, Conference begins: 9:00, Lunch: 12:45 pm, Close: 5:00 pm

The 4th annual WSCOS conference will take place this year at Boise State University. Participants will leave the conference with a better knowledge of how they impact prevention, models of success and resiliency, and how each can implement facets from the conference into their own lives and professions. The conference focus is on the power of storytelling and gatekeeping. There will also be a focus on innovative models that are rural based and help to share best practices for serving rural veterans and/or employing transitioning military personnel to the rural health care field.

  • CEUs will be available, as will one Professional Development credit for educators. More information on registering for credit to come.

  • Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition Members receive 30% off WSCOS registration. Click here become a member: https://www.idahospc.org/membership/

  • Volunteers who are able to offer 4 hours or more are eligible to receive 50% off registration for the conference. Click here to volunteer: (coming soon)

Participants are welcome to attend one or both days. Please register for the Monday conference as well as Tuesday training session/s that you would like to participate in.

Monday - Conference

Conference ticket covers parking, coffee service, lunch, and Nationally recognized speakers. Conference speakers include:

  • Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, International Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Impact Entrepreneur

  • Dr. Caitlin Ryan, Family Acceptance Project

  • Dr. Nathaniel Mohatt, Rocky Mountain MIRECC for VA Suicide Prevention

  • Local School & First Responder Panels

  • & More

Tuesday - Training (see website for full training descriptions)

Training ticket covers parking, coffee service, lunch, and Nationally recognized trainings. Training options include:

  • safeTALK Training (AM & PM)*

  • The Power of Storytelling Workshop (AM & PM)*

  • Adult Mental Health First Aid Training*

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training*

  • QPR Train-the-Trainer

  • CAMs Care Training

  • Intro to the Community Resiliency Model (AM)*

Evening Activities - Locations TBD

  • Certified Trainers Summit & Networking Dinner - Sunday Evening*

  • Suicide Prevention Advocate Mixer - Monday Evening*

*Need a min number of attendees to hold the activity.

Eventbrite - Western States Conference on Suicide 2018
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We welcome you to use the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition's "good neighbor rate" of $169/night at the Residence Inn - Boise Downtown. 

Make your reservation here

Conference Location:

Boise State University - Jordan Ballroom

1700 West University Drive

Boise, ID 83725

Parking in the Lincoln Garage is provided with registration. A code will be emailed to you a week before the conference. 


This conference could not be possible without the support of our conference attendees and sponsors. 

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