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Ending Deaths from Despair Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinars

Hosted by Ending Deaths from Despair Task Force 

Friday, June 2, 2023
Noon to 1:00 pm
Overdose Spike Alerts: Responding to Increasing Overdoses

Presenters: Julia Olsen, MSEd and Masami Glines, MPH, Public Health Madison Dane County

FACTv Webinar Replay from June 2, 2023

Intended audience: ALL

Past Webinars

You can watch any of the webinars below by clicking on the FACTv Webinar Replay text. You’ll be redirected to the FACTv City of Fitchburg YouTube page.

How to Save a Life (Episode 1)

Presenters:  Tom Duval, Injury Prevention Program Coordinator, Safe Communities Madison Dane County and Jean Papalia, Suicide Prevention Specialist, Safe Communities Madison Dane County

FACTv Webinar Replay from March 25, 2022

Intended audience: All

S.A.V.E Veteran Suicide Prevention (Episode 2)

Presenter:  Andrea Bailey, LCSW, Lead Suicide Prevention Coordinator, William S. Middleton VA Hospital

FACTv Webinar Replay from April 8, 2022

Intended audience: All

Finding a Reason to Live: Etiology of Suicide and Provider Self-Care (Episode 3)

Presenter: Meghan Henderson, MSSW, LCSW, Clinical Program Supervisor Behavioral Services, UPH-Meriter

FACTv Webinar Replay from May 20, 2022

Intended audience: Clinicians and helping professionals

The S is Silent in the Black Village: Suicide, The Unspoken Word (Episode 4)

Panel Facilitator: Ms. Charlie Daniel, Founder, African American Opioid Coalition (AAOC) of Safe Communities

FACTv Webinar Replay from June 17, 2022

Intended audience: All

Harm Reduction and Chronic Alcoholism (Episode 5)

Presenter: John Ewing, MD, Addictionologist, UPH-Meriter NewStart

FACTv Webinar Replay from July 15, 2022

Intended audience: All

Preventing Farmer Suicides (Episode 6)

Presenter: Sara Kohlbeck, MPH, Director, Division of Suicide Prevention, Medical College of Wisconsin

FACTv Webinar Replay from September 23, 2022

Intended audience: All

Chronic Alcoholism and Poverty (Episode 7)

Presenters: John Ewing, MD, Addictionologist, UPH-Meriter NewStart and Courtney Spears, Peer Advocates in Recovery Supervisor, Tellurian, Inc. 

FACTv Webinar Replay from October 2022 

 Intended audience: All

Trauma from Domestic Violence and the Correlation with Suicidality (Episode 8)

Missy Mael, Associate Director, RCC Sexual Violence Resource Center and Zoe Heitzinger, Prevention Outreach Coordinator, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS)

FACTv Webinar Replay from October 21, 2022

Intended audience: All

Lock, Stock, and Barrel: Coming Together on Firearm Safety and Suicide Prevention with a Physician, Gun Shop Owner, and the Community (Episode 9)

Presenters: James Bigham, MD, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Chuck Lovelace, Owner, Essential Shooting Supplies

FACTv Webinar Replay from November 4, 2022

Intended audience: Clinicians, gun shop owners, policy makers, property managers, school staff, and anyone caring for patients (ex. social workers, medical students, nurses) – everyone welcome!

To receive CME credits for watching this webinar, please complete the following evaluation at this website.

You Can Do It: A Guide to Collaborative Safety Planning (Episode 10)

Presenters: Meghan Henderson, MSSW, LCSW, Clinical Program Supervisor Behavioral Services, UPH-Meriter and Jacob Austin, PsyD, Primary Care Behavioral Health Program Coordinator, Group Health Cooperative

FACTv Webinar Replay from December 16, 2022  

Intended audience: All

To receive CME credits for watching this webinar, please complete the following evaluation at this website.

Change is Possible: Life after Incarceration  (Episode 11)

Presenter: Anthony Cooper, Sr., President and CEO, Focused Interruption

FACTv Webinar Replay from April 28, 2023

Intended audience: Family, professional supporters and anyone who has been incarcerated

RESOURCES

other news

Officials Issue Reminder to Buckle Up

The Dane County Traffic Safety Commission (TSC) is urging drivers to buckle up ahead of a county-wide education and enforcement
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Injuries and Fatalities Up Among Older Drivers

In 2023, Dane County saw an increase in serious injuries and deaths of older drivers involved in traffic crashes. Seriously
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236 Citations Issued in Dane County Impaired Driving Campaign

Originally Released: January 22, 2024.   Two hundred thirty-six drivers were cited for traffic violations during a December two-day crackdown
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SAFE COMMUNITIES

getting involved

The partnerships built by Safe Communities have created a safer community, with more opportunities for education and awareness. We continue to envision a safer future for the people who live in Madison and Dane County, with instances of unnecessary deaths and serious injuries are infrequent, rather than a daily occurrence.

RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE

Treatment Key

Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.

MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.