Suicide prevention conference to be held at DelVal

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Lenape Valley Foundation will host a suicide prevention conference at Delaware Valley University on Monday, Oct. 9.  "Suicide Prevention: Responding in New Ways to New Challenges," will be held in the Life Sciences Building auditorium from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The conference is being offered in partnership with DelVal.

The keynote speaker is Dr. David A. Jobes.  Dr. Jobes is a professor of psychology and associate director of clinical training at The Catholic University of America. He is also he is an adjunct professor of psychiatry at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Jobes has published six books and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. He is a past president of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). Dr. Jobes has also received various awards for his scientific work including the 1995 AAS “Shneidman Award” (early career contribution to suicidology), the 2012 AAS “Dublin Award” (for career contributions in suicidology), and the 2016 AAS “Linehan Award” (for suicide treatment research).  He has been a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense, and Veterans Affairs. Dr. Jobes is a member of the Scientific Council and the Public Policy Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and is Board certified in clinical psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology).  Dr. Jobes maintains a private clinical, consulting, and forensic practice in Washington, D.C.

Registration for the conference begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m on Monday, Oct. 9. The day will include afternoon breakout sessions. 

The event is open to the public. However, reservations are required, and space is limited. The registration fee is $20 and includes lunch.  To register online, visit For additional information, call Suzanne Rhodeside at 267.893.5280 or

About Lenape Valley Foundation
For over half a century, Lenape Valley Foundation has partnered with residents of Bucks County encountering mental health, substance use, intellectual or developmental challenges, providing services to assist them in the pursuit of their aspirations and an enhanced quality of life. Lenape Valley Foundation is a private, not-for-profit provider of crisis, information and referral, treatment, case management, residential, consultation and psycho-educational services. For information on Lenape Valley Foundation and its services, please visit: or call 215.345.5300.