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Participants will learn from Milwaukee-based experts, probe more deeply into issues ranging from non-suicidal to suicidal self-harm, and understand how these issues impact various populations in our community. Participants also will gain a better understanding of self-harm, safety planning, school-related strategies, and treatment offerings.  

Summit objectives: 
  • Explore the issues of non-suicidal and suicidal self-harm behaviors
  • Foster cross-cultural connections among Milwaukee-area mental health practitioners, students and community leaders
  • Provide opportunities for mental health and health care providers as well as school personnel to interact around this important community issue
Opening Session:  
Self-harm: Population Overview and Personal Experience  
This session will provide an overview of currently available statistics and demographics related to self-harm behavior. It will also include a personal experience of living with a loved one engaging in self-harm behaviors.     

Presenters: Audrey Burghardt ’14, manager of population health at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Gabrielle O’Neal; Anthony Piparo, PhD

Keynote Presentation: 
Self-Care 102: Developing a Helpful Countenance
Laura Riggle, PhD, clinical psychologist and former Chief Psychologist for the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, will share her observations from 40 years of clinical practice, the majority spent with people dealing with self-harming and other dangerous behaviors requiring intensive treatment. Click here for more information about Riggle. 
 Summit Schedule:
 8 am - 9 am Opening Session (1 CE Hour)                                                                                         
 9 am - 9:50 am Keynote Presentation  (1 CE Hour)
 10 am - 10:50 am  Breakout Session 1 
 11 am - 11:50 am  Breakout Session 2
 12 pm - 12:30 pm Resource Fair

Select breakout sessions offer CE hours.  Click here to see the list of speakers, sessions, and CE hour offerings. 

The summit is free and open to mental health practitioners, community leaders and students. 

For questions, please contact the Assessment and Outreach Center.


 Summit Sponsors:

AdvocateAuroraHealth logo                 Children's Hospital of Wisconsin logo                 Cornerstone Counseling Services logo 

Rogers Behavioral Health logo          Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Foundation logo