CONVENING

WELCOME to CONVENING

Unfortunately, because of so few registrations for the conference this year - Convening has been cancelled.


Our site is dedicated to providing information about crisis intervention. You will find information about training, up-to-date information about our conference which is held in spring in Chicago, summaries of presentations from previous conferences, and examples of brochures and other forms of public relations materials used by hotlines and crisis services across the country.


CANCELLED

The THIRTY-FOURTH ANNUAL CONVENING OF CRISIS INTERVENTION PERSONNEL is Cancelled

April 29, 30 and May 1, 2011
Chicago, Illinois


The conference sponsors are CONVENING, the IN TOUCH HOTLINE of the University of Illinois at Chicago and iCarol.com

A conference dedicated to volunteer and professional crisis workers.

SUPPORT CONVENING's EFFORTS TO PROVIDE EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO CRISIS WORKERS

$

Convening is a totally volunteer driven organization that conducts the Annual Convening of Crisis Intervention Personnel. Your donation will help us to continue to offer a quality conference that is affordable for volunteers and professionals who help people make it through the night.


Click on the links in the boxes below to find additional information about the topics.

for information, e-mail Dr. Barry Greenwald

Training Materials for Crisis Workers
Proceedings from Previous Conferences

  Conference Cancelled

-- ADVANCE PROGRAM and REGISTRATION MATERIALS FOR CONVENING XXXIV

Conference Cancelled

2011

Information on Subscribing to Convening's Bulletin Board
Links to Crisis Intervention Resources on the Internet (Under construction)

 

SOME IMPORTANT LINKS

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's mission is to provide immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free telephone number: 1-800-273-TALK(8255). It is the only national suicide prevention and intervention telephone resource funded by the Federal Government. CLICK HERE.

 

Our new partner in this year's conference -- iCarol.com


iCarol logo

Convening is presented in partnership with iCarol: software designed for non-profit help lines used by over 15,000 people around the world and may be a great fit for your agency. In addition to logging calls and tracking clients, you can easily manage your shift calendar online, make referrals to other service providers, get excellent charts and reports, and conduct live chats with your clients. To learn more about how iCarol can help you, visit us at iCarol.com, or schedule a free demonstration by calling (416) 907-4354.



1-800-SUICIDE

Connects callers to the closest hotline.

Hotlines have to become members. If you meet certain requirements, the membership is free.

This is the result of Reese Butler working with AAS and SPAN.

Convening is moving to total electronic distribution of materials. If we don't have your e-mail, please forward it to us. We will use that information very judiciously.

Click here to send us your your e-mail address:

To learn a bit about the history of CONVENING, click here.


 

Taking Care of Ourselves so We Can Take Care of Others
Click on the title above to review the remarks of Jesus Reyes, Director of Social Services for the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Keynote Speaker for CONVENING XXIV

A Program to Prevent Child Abuse


CONVENING XXIII's keynote speaker, Joanne Martin, shared important information about a relatively new program designed to prevent child abuse. The Healthy Families America Initiative is a nationwide program designed to engage parents before their children are born in an effort to teach them "good parenting strategies." To learn more about this program, click here

We are anxious to have your feedback about our site. If you have suggestions or comments about how to make CONVENING's webpage more useful to you, let us know. 
  


E-mail us by clicking: Barry Greenwald or Sigmund Burdin


 



Revised: April, 2011

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