July 21 - July 24, 2022
This is the only conference of its kind, best suited for long-term loss survivors who have found healthy ways to integrate the experience of losing a loved one to suicide into their lives. The conference will feature workshops, expert-led discussions, and social activities exploring how grief evolves over time.
While it can be challenging to define long-term loss survivors solely in terms of time since their loss, most attendees of this conference will be five or more years beyond the date of their loved one’s suicide. Those suicide loss survivors who have engaged in support groups, counseling or other coping strategies will learn ways to increase their support, connect with other long-term loss survivors, and find ways to further understand their loss as a part of their life’s journey.
The Summit will begin with a welcome reception on the evening of Thursday, July 21, and is expected to conclude at 11:00 a.m. on July 24. Presentations will focus on the needs of long-term survivors through a variety of mediums such as art therapy, yoga, and will include insight from leading clinicians in the field of suicide loss.
Please note that the cost of registration for this conference also includes six meals and Saturday entertainment. Accommodations can be made at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown for a special rate of $169 plus tax per night, and a link to book your stay will be sent once you have completed registration.
COVID-19 Safety Guidance for ANY indoor AFSP event or program
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure at AFSP sponsored indoor events, AFSP follows the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and takes into further consideration state and local regulations regarding personal and public health. As a result, this policy allows for local adaptation regarding mask wearing, but not regarding vaccinations.
The following policy is effective 10/21/2021 and is subject to change as federal, state and local regulations change to meet local circumstances.
To enter or participate at any indoor AFSP event ALL participants must show proof of vaccination OR provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of the event start time. To be fully vaccinated, a person must have received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer, or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 weeks prior to the start date of the event, otherwise a negative test is required.
AFSP strongly encourages all participants, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear masks at our indoor events, however masks are not required.