Special Project: On the Front Lines

On the Front Lines: Addressing Stress, Trauma, and Suicide Prevention in Community Responders

September 7, 2016


Sponsored by the Alabama Suicide and Prevention Resource Coalition, the Alabama Department of Public Health Center for Emergency Preparedness and the Alabama Department of Public Health Division of Social Work

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The Neurobiology of Suicide

(38 minutes)

Shelton

Richard Shelton, MD
Faculty, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Handouts (3 pages)

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The Impact of Trauma on the Dysfunctionality of First Responders

(45 minutes)

Swanson

Derrick Swanson, MS
Captain, Emergency Services
Special Operations Division

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Handouts (9 pages)

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My Personal and Professional Journey as a First Responder

(45 minutes)

Culliver

Grantt Culliver
Associate Commissioner of Operations
Alabama Department of Corrections

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Stress Management, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention in Emergency Response Personnel

(1 hour)

Franks

Leonard

Thornton

Blair


Steven Franks, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident
University of Alabama at Birmingham




Corporal Cedric Leonard, MS
Deputy Sheriff
Montgomery County Sheriff's Department




Corporal Jesse Thornton, MPA
Public Information/Education Unit
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency




Dennis Blair, BS
Former Emergency Medical Services Director
Volunteer Firefighter

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Thornton Handouts (3 pages)

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Mental Health, Guns and Suicide: Assessment and Intervention Tools

(1 hour)

Harrington

Judith Harrington, PhD, SLPC, LMFT
Assistant Professor of Graduate Counseling
College of Education
University of Montevallo

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Handouts (16 pages)

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Intra-agency Initiatives to Address Intentional Self Injuries and Suicide Prevention in Alabama

(1 hour)

Burleson

Hodges

Johnson


Richard Burleson, MBA, MPH
Director, Injury Prevention Branch
Alabama Department of Public Health


Debra Hodges, PhD
Suicidologist, Epidemiology Division
Alabama Department of Public Health


Beverly Johnson, MPA
Director of Prevention
Alabama Department of Mental Health

Resources

Burleson Handouts (3 pages)
Hodges Handouts (1 page)
Johnson Handouts (1 page)

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