Grinnell College Thriving Conference:
McKinley, K. & Haurykiewicz, J. (2017, May). The Lifeline Project: Suicide Prevention at Lawrence and in the Greater Fox Valley [Invited panelist for "Research Collaboration on Mental Wellness and Health" Panel Presentation]. Grinnell College Thriving at the Liberal Arts College: "Key Issues, Service Models, and Research for Mental Wellness," Grinnell, IA.
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin's Kids in Crisis:
McKinley, K., Czarnik-Neimeyer, C., Wardlow, C., Heuvelman, M., Seefeldt, J., Koplitz, P., Wallschlaeger, J., & Peters, D. (2017, April). QPR. Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, WI.
In partnership with USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin's Kids in Crisis series Kristin McKinley, Cindy Czarnik-Neimeyer, Chris Wardlow, Melissa Heuvelman, Jennifer Seefeldt, Patty Koplitz, John Wallschlaeger, and Debbie Peters presented QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training to about 95 people on April 11 in Appleton at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. Jen Zettel, an education reporter for the Post-Crescent [Appleton | Fox Cities], wrote "Kids in Crisis: Be proactive, not reactive" to summarize the event.
Connect to Courage: Keeping Our Veterans Alive:
McKinley, K., Czarnik-Neimeyer, C., Wallschlaeger, J., and Kapelle, D. (2017, March). QPR. Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, WI.
The inaugural event was supported by a Fast Track Community Education grant from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc. and organized by American Legion Post 38, Prevent Suicide Fox Cities, Fox Valley Veterans Council, Veterans Mentor Group, and Fox Valley Technical College Veterans Services. The one-day event raised awareness and learn about the plight and challenges of our veterans. The event included a resource fair, documentary showings of "Project 22" and a panel discussion following each screening, and QPR training.
Kristin McKinley, Cindy Czarnik-Neimeyer, John Wallschlaeger, and David Kapelle presented QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training to about 40 people on March 28 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton. Ethan Safran, an urgency reporter for the Post-Crescent [Appleton | Fox Cities], wrote "Appleton program to offer resources for veterans" to promote the event. WBAY, an ABC-affiliated television station in Green Bay, WI, provided coverage of the event in their story, "Appleton event focuses on suicide prevention among veterans."
Appleton Area School District's Education for Healthy Kids Institute:
McKinley, K., Erickson, C., Fuchs, K.F., Haurykiewicz, J., & Skinner, W. (2011, August). Suicide Prevention: A Community Responsibility [Presentation and Poster Presentation]. Appleton Area School District's Education for Healthy Kids Institute, Appleton, WI.