Combating Veteran Suicide - Wausau

- 5/6/2022

Wausau, SPF 2022

Register Now!!!

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a Suicide Prevention and Awareness forum on Wednesday, May 18 in Wausau from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and would like to invite you and/or your organization to attend.

Click here for a full agenda

A special presentation entitled Rural Veterans: A Perspective discusses the importance of getting rural veterans the transportation they need and why it is so important will be presented by Jesse Cuff, US Army Reserve veteran and Waupaca County Veterans Service Officer.

Learning breakouts and sessions include:

  • Military sexual trauma - find out about the growing need for resources for both male and female veterans and what the VA offers.
  • Homeless data presentation from the Wisconsin Balance of State and resource providers from the Fox Valley to discuss veteran specific programs and efforts.
  • Harm reduction and the gun shop project presented by licensed clinical social workers and suicide prevention coordinators from the VA.
  • Women veterans - find out how the VA is changing with the ever growing numbers of women veterans and programs offered.

Training breakouts include:

  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training that saves lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training
  • Community de-escalation information by Chief Tim Jantz, the Veterans Integrated Service Network 12 (VISN 12) Lead Police Chief and Marine veteran who has worked in law enforcement for over 35 years. 

Please register by Friday, May 13 at bit.ly/WDVARuralReg