Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Network – Suicide Contagion: Why Does it Happen, What We Know and What We Can Do

Thu, September 7, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

California Endowment
1000 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


The Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Network is excited to announce its 7th Annual Summit. This year’s focus is suicide contagion.

We are honored to have Dr. April Foreman (http://www.docforeman.com/) as our keynote speaker with “Our Stories are Killing Us: Suicide, Media and Contagion.”

Other speakers will address past suicide clusters in the United States, as well as school district/community responses in the Los Angeles area, and lessons learned. Appropriate messaging around suicide will also be explored.

With the passage of AB2246, which requires the adoption of suicide prevention, intervention, and follow-up plans by local CA school districts in the grades 7-12, you won’t want to miss this timely conference.

We invite you to continue the conversation with Dr Foreman from 2-3:30. She will discuss taming professional anxieties about social media. Lunch on your own.

Registration begins promptly at 7:30 am.Conference will start at 8:00. Parking is free on site.

Breakfast will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there!

NACADA Scholarship Opportunities
May 1, 2017

Hello NACADA Region 9,

We  are excited to announce the current award applications being accepted:

  1. Region 9 Annual Conference Travel Scholarships (2 awards at $400 each)
    – Awarded to a member who is interested in attending the Annual Conference and is in need of additional funding. Must be a current NACACA member to apply and must have available funding to support additional travel expenses.
  2. Region 9 Annual Conference Presenter Scholarships (2 awards at $500 each)
    – Awarded to a member who has been accepted as a presenter at the Annual Conference.  Must be a current NACACA member to apply and must have available funding to support additional travel expenses.
  3. Region 9 Annual Conference Graduate Student scholarship (1 award at $250)
    – NACADA Region 9 is committed to investing in the future of advising by supporting current Region 9 graduate students in their learning and professional development through attendance at the Annual Conference. Student nominees must be currently enrolled in either a masters or doctoral program and must be involved with academic advising on their campus. Must be a current NACADA student member. Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in the Spring semester.

*Selected applicants must be willing to write a short article summarizing their conference experience for the Region 9 Blog. Please apply now: The deadline for all submissions is May 31, 2017. Applicants will be notified of award decisions in July or August.

Please  visit our website for additional details and access to the online submission  portal:

Upcoming Conferences
January 17, 2017

Conferences are a great way to get involved and engage in professional development while also networking with key figures in the field. Below are a listing of upcoming conferences and their respective registration deadlines:

PASA/EC Conferences:

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) –March 11 – 15 (2017) Registration is now open!: http://conference2017.naspa.org/

Association of College Unions International (ACUI)-March 19 – 23 (2017)
Registration is now open!: http://www.acui.org/philadelphia/

(Regional) National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)– March 22 – 24 (2017) Early registration deadline Feb. 21, 2017: https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Community/Regions.aspx

(Annual) National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)-October 11 – 14 (2017) https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events/Annual-Conference.aspx

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)-March 26 – 29 (2017)
Regular registration deadline Feb. 3, 2017: http://convention.myacpa.org/columbus2017/registration/

National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in Higher Ed (NCORE)– May 30 – June 3 (2017)
Early registration deadline April 1, 2017: https://ncore.ou.edu/en/2017/register/

MFT Conferences:

California Association of  Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)– May 4-7 (2017)
Early registration deadlines March 3 & April 28, 2017: