Preventing Teen Suicide


  7:30 AM - Hosted continental breakfast
  8:00 AM - Overview of Problem of Teen Suicide 

  • Dr. Heather Huszti, Chief Psychologist, CHOC Children’s 

  8:15 AM - Risk Factors and Treatment Considerations for Adolescent Suicide

  • Dr. David Safani, Director of Outpatient Psychiatric Services, UCI

  9:15 AM - Assessment of Adolescent Suicidality

  • Dr. Micaela Thordarson, Child Psychologist, CHOC Children’s 

  9:50 AM - Case Reviews

  • Dr. Hoang “Wayne” Nguyen, Child Psychiatrist, CHOC Children’s 
 10:20 AM - Morning Break
 10:30 AM - Out of Tragedy, Development of Hope | With Hope Foundation
  • Jon Egger, With Hope Foundation
11:00 AM - Development of School Suicide Policies | Orange County Department of Education

11:30 AM - Community Mobilization of Parents in the Vietnamese Community | Community Organization
  • Dr. Quynh Kieu, Project Vietnam 
12:00 PM - Hosted lunch: Network with pediatricians and other mental health providers in the OC community
12:00 PM - Guided Tours of CHOC Children's Mental Health Inpatient Center
12:00 PM - Exhibitor Fair: Exhibition tables hosted by various community organizations

  1:30 PM - Workshop begins (optional and additional fee)
  5:00 PM - Workshop concludes

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