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The mission of the Wyoming Higher Education Mental Health & Substance Abuse Summit is “to convene student affairs mental health, and substance abuse professionals and administrators in higher education in Wyoming to inform and inspire research and best practices for college student mental health promotion and suicide and alcohol abuse prevention. To this end, participants will exchange knowledge, engage in dialogue, develop skills, and strengthen the network of higher education professionals working in mental health and substance abuse prevention in Wyoming.”
The 6th annual Summit will be held March 27-28 in Laramie at the Hilton Garden Inn, with a pre-conference training on March 26. The pre-conference training will be (Gatekeeper Presentation and Train-the-trainer) and (Alzheimer’s Disease). The focus of this year’s Summit will be on mental health and substance use and abuse among college students, older adults, and health care professionals.
Funding for this year’s Summit is provided by: a Campus Suicide Prevention Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that the University of Wyoming has received and the John P. Ellbogen Foundation Methaphetamine/Addictions Studies Endowment along with the College of Health Sciences and the CollegeofAgriculture. Past Summits have provided training on recognizing and responding to suicide risk, gatekeeper training, students of concern/behavioral intervention teams, motivational interviewing, student veterans, and other mental health and substance abuse topics.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn & UW Conference Center, 22nd and Grand Street, Laramie, WY 82070 -- 307-745-5500 ask for the Wyoming Mental Health and Substance Abuse Conference rate of $99.00/night
Registration fee: $50 per person for early bird registration (before March 1. 2013). After March 1, $75/person.
CEU's are available - Certificates of Attendance will be awarded which satisfies CE requirements for Wyoming LPC and LCSW and can be used to self-report to other boards.