Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Join us for the 2019 Annual Conference

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Theme: “The Unspoken Epidemic: Trauma.”

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Keynote Speakers

Gabriella Grant

Gabriella Grant is the director of the California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care, overseeing the Center’s research, program and professional development as well as policy analysis activities. Her background includes heading the nation’s first community corrections-based victim advocacy program and running a three-year project funded by the California Department of Public Health to increase access to domestic violence shelters by women with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. The domestic violence shelter project showed that it is possible to increase capacity to serve women with co-occurring disorders by understanding trauma and developing programs that respond to people’s need for safety. Gabriella brings to the Center a long history of professional experience developing innovative programs for female offenders, crime victims, and domestic violence survivors. Through this work she has also gained an understanding of how program design, policies and procedures can positively affect the people being served. She earned her undergraduate degree from Amherst College, a Latin teaching certificate from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy and a Masters in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University. She has taught at the primary, secondary and university levels and has trained professionals, advocates and consumers in a wide variety of settings.


Trey Edwards

Trey Edwards is grateful to be a survivor of suicide for over 12 years. Through these years and his experiences, Trey can save his life at any moment with the positive thought of being an example of living, and by sharing insights, awareness, and connections to help others help themselves.

“I love that I can be here for myself and for others…especially my children.” – Trey Edwards

Trey is grateful to share his time with others as a Certified QPR Suicide Prevention Trainer, a Certified Basics Course Teacher for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a Certified Talk Saves Lives Presenter for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), a contributor to the Utah and Salt Lake Suicide Prevention Coalitions, a supporter of the Salt Lake County Healthy Communities (including Healthy Herriman, Healthy Riverton, Healthy West Jordan, Healthy South Jordan, Healthy Holladay, Healthy West Valley, and the Sandy Action Alliance), a Board Member on the Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce, and serving as the Chair of the LGBTQ+ Chamber’s “Safe Zone”, which shares resources to help others with Suicide Prevention, Domestic Violence, Anti-Bullying and Homelessness.

Attendees will also receive a Certificate in QPR: “Question, Persuade, and Refer”

To view complete bios and presentation topics for the Breakout Sessions and Lunch Panel, please visit this page:

2019 Annual Conference Presenter Bios

Conference Schedule

Registration – 7:15 AM to 8:00 AM
Conference – 8:00 AM to 6:15 PM

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Utah Cultural Celebration Center

1355 W 3100 S
West Valley City, UT 84119

9 CEU’s available total

3.5 CE’s for Suicide Prevention & 3.0 CE’s for Ethics

Please email us with any questions!


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