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SPCGeorgia Educational Series

SPCGeorgia Educational Series


Upcoming 2017 Schedule to be Announced Soon!


The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Georgia (SPCG) is a cooperative and representative group of nonprofit organizations, businesses, healthcare providers, state agency representatives, advocacy groups, survivors, interested individuals, and faith and community-based organizations committed to the issue of suicide prevention. The mission of the SPCG is to address the problem of suicide in Georgia through collaborative efforts that promote, support, and increase awareness, prevention, intervention, and aftercare.

Every other month, on the 3rd Friday of the month, SPCGeorgia offers special presentations at the Link Counseling Center in Sandy Springs, GA. Each presentation/meeting will educate participants on a new topic and be led by new special guest presenters.

There is no cost to attend the educational series, but registration is required. See below for Topic list and dates, as well as powerpoints for past presentations.


Past Presentations and Downloads:

Suicide Prevention and the VA

Presenter: Michelle A. Lee Sing , LCSW, Suicide Prevention Case Manager

Presentation Powerpoint: DOWNLOAD

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Suicide Safer Schools and HB 198

Presenters: Sally Vander Straeten and Michelle Zelaya

Presentation Powerpoint: DOWNLOAD

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Adverse Childhood Experiences: Implications for Health, Wellness, and Prevention

Presenter: Dr. Melissa Merrick CDC Division of Violence Prevention LEAD, ACES Activity

During this presentation, attendees will:

    • be introduced to the public health framework of childhood maltreatment and other adverse childhood experiences
  • understand the association between early adversity and important health, wellness, and life potential outcomes
  • Integrate the role of prevention into their understanding of how different sectors can work together to promote lifelong health and wellbeing by preventing child maltreatment and other early adversities


Check back for upcoming 2017 presentations from SPCGeorgia Educational Series