ANNUAL CONVENING OF CRISIS INTERVENTION PERSONNEL
COLLABORATIVE CRISIS CENTERS CONFERENCE
23, 24, 25, 2004
Annual Convening of Crisis Intervention Personnel is
celebrating 28 years of providing cutting edge information
covering crisis intervention in all its many facets.
This year the Kristin
Brooks Hope Center will join with CONVENING to host the 2nd
Annual Collaborative Crisis Centers Conference. We believe
this partnership will improve and enrich our conference
offerings. As the world stands on the brink of chaos, the work
of the crisis interventionist takes on renewed
importance and relevance. The recent unimaginable
tragedies and the potential for future disasters requires that
we be prepared to assist in the management of human suffering
in ways that we had not fathomed before.
it began, CONVENING has brought together volunteers and
professionals who provide crisis services in every imaginable
setting. Our combined conferences offer opportunities
for networking, exploring and sharing ideas and information
about developments in the field. It is an environment
where the concerns and interests of volunteers and
professionals in psychology, social work, psychiatry,
counseling, substance abuse, nursing, medicine, education, and
other related fields are addressed. This year’s conference
promises to be a place where we can learn from each other and
renew our energy for the tasks ahead.
and the Kristin Brooks Hope Center are committed to
providing the kind of information that will aid in
professional development and enhance the quality of services
delivered. All of us involved in its planning look
forward to welcoming you to Chicago this April 23rd-25th.
genesis of the Santa Fe conference was a response to
the outcry from many of our member centers asking for a
Hopeline Network conference. Being the collaborators
that KBHC is made up of, we chose to invite Contact USA and
AAS to join us in our First Collaborative Crisis Center
Conference. We had invited Convening to be a part of
that event. Timing did not work out for the good folks that
put on the Convening conference. This year we were fortunate
to be able to join with Convening in Chicago for the 2nd
annual event. The low rate of $145 is designed specifically to
allow crisis center folks to attend without having to choose
between ours and other conferences they may wish to attend.
will have a separate track of six workshops specifically
geared towards Hopeline members. The most important will be
the Fee for Service-Charging for 1-800-SUICIDE Calls-
How your agency can contract with counties that have no direct
service, providing back up to Community Mental Health Centers,
and working with KBHC to broker the more than 5,000 county
contracts in the US to build a tighter safety net through
1-800-SUICIDE and the member agencies that make up the
National Hopeline Network. Charles C. Ray (past CEO of NCCBH)
will be giving this presentation. He is a powerful speaker
with 17 years of experience in helping CMHC’s navigate
through the complex world of fee for service.
more workshops (42 in all) await your participation.