2016 Utah PTA Vital Issues/Advocacy Conference

Morning workshops will focus on suicide prevention.

Disturbing new data from the Department of Health indicates the leading cause of death among Utah children ages 10-17 is suicide. “Last year we were over 600,” said Dr. Todd Grey, the chief medical examiner for Utah. “We’re certainly on track for being over 600 this year. So that means every day, on average, we’re going to see at least one to possibly two suicides.” A new report shows the youth suicide rate in Utah has nearly tripled since 2007. It is now the leading cause of death among 10 to 17-year-olds in Utah. (reported July 10, 2016 on Fox News)


STUDENT TRACK: Student Suicide Prevention
The student track will be guided by Paul Dymock, LCSW and Suicide Prevention Specialist for Alpine School District.   It will be held from 9:30-11:30am.  
Registration will begin at 9:00 am.

Adult Track: See flyer below

Suicide Prevention Summit in the morning with all adults together for three presentations:
Women's Issues and Suicide:  Cindy Davis and Kimberly Myers
Addiction and Suicide: Wade Milne
Bullying and Suicide: Jonathan Sherman

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch and PTA Business Meeting:  Bylaws Change and Resolution

Afternoon Session--Vital Issues Workshops: Repeated Workshop (choose two)
Taming the Technology Monster: Deanna Lambson
Parents Role in Creating the State Education Plan through ESSA: Richard Nye
Understanding Human Trafficking in Utah: Elisie Reifschneider and Dan Strong
Refugees--Understanding, Helping and Education