The Annual Light After Loss PostVention Convention is a unique event dedicated to assisting mental health clinicians to appropriately identify trauma and grief, and provide therapeutic support to suicide loss survivors. The PostVention Convention is open to licensed mental health clinicians, students, and community members interested in learning more about supporting those that have lost someone to suicide.
This year, the Postvention Convention will feature:
- Keynote presentations from Dr. Melinda Moore, Ph.D., Eastern Kentucky University, and Maureen Pollard, MSW, from Ontario, Canada
- Training for community members to become volunteers with Light After Loss
- Updates on postvention efforts in Ohio from Molly Mottram, Chief of Staff of the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation
- Breakout sessions focused on supporting young survivors of suicide loss, suicide loss and counselor supervision, suicide survivors in therapy panel discussion, LGBTQ+ community needs, and postvention in K-12 schools
This is a live hybrid event. Onsite attendees will be provided with lunch, access to a resource fair, and able to network with other attendees and speakers.