Tuesday, July 25, 2017

TOP STORY >> Suidice-prevention seminar

The Wade Knox Child Advocacy Center will hold a seminar on suicide and bullying prevention titled “Whispers to Wisdom” from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lonoke Assembly of God Church, 1763 S.W. Front St.

“As communities, it is important that we have the tools and resources needed to help youth and adults,” according to the announcement.

First Lady Susan Hutchinson will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers include state Sen. Eddie Joe Williams, Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney Chuck Graham, Greg Adams, a representative of Arkansas Children Hospital’s Center for Good Mourning, Mary Meacham of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Cathy Staton a trauma-focused licensed therapist, and Steven Blackwood, strategic consultant, suicide-loss survivor and a grassroots prevention advocate.

There will be a Q and A session for the audience to address panelists.

The organizers will also hold suicide-prevention training sessions at the Wade Knox Child Advocacy Center from 8 a.m. till noon and 1 p.m. till 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 and from 6 till 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12.

To register, or for information, email Robyn Ketchum at rketchum.wadecac@sbcglobal.net or Sharon Rudder at srudder.wadecac@sbcglobal.net.