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11th Annual National LOSS Team Conference

October 16 @ 8:00 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm

National LOSS Team Conference
The Annual National LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Team Conference is a multi-dimensional, multi-day event that actively explores the public health crisis of suicide. It includes community engagement, nationally recognized subject experts, and strategic conference topics, creating a unique opportunity for mental health professionals, first responders, school counselors, faith leaders, funeral directors, suicide loss survivors, LOSS Team members, and other community members to share and learn about caring for those struggling with a loss to suicide.
 
This year’s conference theme is ‘Postvention is Prevention’. Developing a LOSS Team and integrating it into a community provides immediate support and resources to persons who have lost a loved one, friend, or colleague to suicide. LOSS Teams engage in advanced postvention efforts that take place immediately following a death by suicide and provide services, support, and linkage to the suicidally bereaved. Regrettably, in many communities there is no organized response to local suicides, which can leave survivors to feel isolated, guilty, or ashamed as they attempt to find a path forward. The bereaved may struggle for long periods of time before seeking or receiving help. LOSS Teams can change that. Research shows that families touched by suicide that do not receive initial services by a LOSS Team will wait many years before reaching out for help.
The ONSITE conference registration fee includes the following:
  • Admittance to all 4 keynote speakers
  • Admittance to 5 workshops
  • CEUs*
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks for both conference days
  • Optional evening excursion: Trolley ride to downtown Fort Wayne
 
The VIRTUAL conference registration fee includes the following:
  • Admittance to all 4 keynote speakers
  • Admittance to one workshop from each track
  • LOSS panel
  • LOSS Team panel

*Continuing education hours are available for conference attendees and are included in the registration fee. Certificates are awarded by Purdue University Fort Wayne and will be emailed after the conference.

Visit the conference website for full details and registration.