If you or someone you know needs help now,
Join SPCC for our February Educational Session and Coalition Meeting, Wednesday, February 8, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, (CDPHE) in the Carson Room. 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246.
The Colorado justice system is often a place of contact for people in crisis. Sometimes, the system triggers the crisis; sometimes it is a symptom of a crisis that already exists. What is the justice system doing to identify and address the needs of individuals in distress and at risk of suicide? What should they be doing?
Dr. Barbara Becker, Sarah Brummett, Judge Jonathan Shamis and Cameron Stout will facilitate a discussion of what is being done, what is being developed and what opportunities are being missed in how the justice systems (including judges, attorneys, family court facilitator, mediators, probation officers and court staff) are trained and educated to address these concerns.
Judge Jonathan Shamis serves as Lake County Judge in Colorado's 5th Judicial District. He serves on the Colorado Suicide Prevention Commission and on the board of the SPCC. He has developed and led CLE presentations for the Colorado Bar on suicide prevention and as a certified QPR trainer he has trained students in the Roaring Fork Valley on suicide prevention.
Barbara Becker, Ph.D., is Director of Government Relations and Community Partnerships at AllHealth Network (formerly Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network) where she has worked for 12 years. She has been involved with building collaborative relationships and forensic programming with law enforcement and judicial entities as part of her work at AllHealth Network. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is on the Suicide Prevention Commission of Colorado, representing clinical providers. Prior to joining AllHealth Network Dr. Becker owned a clinical practice specializing in working with offenders involved in the criminal justice system. She participated in a dual degree program at the University of Denver where she received her JD/Ph.D. (law and psychology).
Sarah Brummett is Director of the State Office of Suicide Prevention, housed in the Department of Public Health & Environment. Prior to this position, Sarah served as Coordinator for the Suicide Prevention Commission of Colorado, which is tasked with identifying statewide priorities for suicide prevention, promoting collaboration, expanding resources, and encouraging public/private partnerships essential for success. Before joining CDPHE, Ms. Brummett practiced family and appellate law in both Colorado Springs and the Denver Metro area. Ms. Brummett received her JD from the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver and also a Master’s of Forensic Psychology from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver.
Cameron Stout is a nationally recognized securities attorney. He graduated from Princeton University in 1980, and from the University of San Francisco School of Law with honors in 1984. Cam maintains a mediation practice in Palo Alto California. After a long struggle with major depression, Cam has become actively involved in making presentations to lawyers on mental illness and substance abuse. Cam is also a volunteer in the mental health community and coaches attorneys and law students on issues including the development of resilience. He has two adult children and lives in Palo Alto, CA.
This event is free and open to the public.
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