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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.

  • Free CEUs will be available. Registering for credit will take place the day of the conference upon check-in. CEU Reviewed by Idaho Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers: LSW, LMSW, and LCSW.

    • Monday - 5.3 CEUs

    • Tuesday -

      • YMHFA - 7.5 CEUs

      • CAMS-care - 7 CEUs

      • QPR Train-the-Trainer - 7 CEUs

      • Storytelling - 3 CEUs

      • Intro to Community Resiliency Model - 3 CEUs

      • safeTALK - 3 CEUs

  • 1 Professional Development Credit for educators is available for $60 through NNU, register here: EDPD59422 - Western States Conference on Suicide.

  • Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition Members receive 30% off WSCOS registration. Click here become a member.

  • Students with valid ID receive 40% off WSCOS registration. If you are a teacher/student, please use registration code: StudentWSCOS2018

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

  • The Speedy Foundation & ImpactClub are sponsoring 50 seats at Tuesday’s CAMS-care training. Use registration code: TSFCAMScareWSCOS

  • Free parking will be available in the Lincoln Garage. You will be able to park in any space that is not designated by a sign. Please remember your license plate (take a picture on your phone) then proceed to a pay kiosk. The Pay kiosks are available on each floor by the staircase. You will need to remember your license plate number and select "Suicide Prevention" on the screen. Then you will be prompted step by step by the kiosks. You will be given a receipt once the transaction is finished (Which does NOT have to be placed on your dash). 

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. Nathaniel Mohatt, Rocky Mountain MIRECC for VA Suicide Prevention and Nan Wise, Veterans Coalition of Northwest Montana & Special Guest Nan Wise, Veterans Coalition of Northwest Montana

  • Tom Mendenhall, Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention

  • Local School & First Responder Panel Breakouts

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

Depressed Cake Shop Pop-up & Conference Mixer - Monday Evening 6:30-8:30 pm - Barbarian Brewing Taproom Downtown - 1022 W. Main St., Boise, Idaho 83702

Tuesday - Training (see website for full training descriptions)

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

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training*

  • QPR Train-the-Trainer

  • CAMs Care Training

  • The Power of Storytelling Workshop (AM)*

  • Intro to the Community Resiliency Model (AM)*

  • safeTALK Training (PM)*

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

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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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