Participants of the Suicide Postvention: Private Trauma & Public Impact workshop, will learn about the phenomenon of suicide contagion, it's likelihood, how it occurs and how to respond to mitigate the public health impact. Participants will also learn about the unique experience of suicide loss survivors and how their needs must be understood to promote healing and reduce risk.

This Continuing Education workshop is facilitated by Roger Brubaker, MPH and three-CEU's are available. The workshop is open to master and bachelor of social work professionals, clinical social workers and supervisors, counselors, and K-12 educators.

Are you a current Pacific University student interested in attending? Email Suzy Kropf one week prior to Feb. 20 to be placed on the waitlist at skropf@pacificu.edu.

Roger Brubaker, MPH, is the suicide prevention & mental health promotion coordinator at Lane County Public Health. Roger completed his master of public health with a concentration in epidemiology from Oregon State University. In his current role, Roger provides technical consultation and training in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention with a variety of community stakeholders.

Roger's background in education and public and behavioral health includes teaching forestry and natural resource science at the secondary level, volunteering with the U.S. Peace Corps in Thailand working on dengue fever prevention, facilitating group interventions for perpetrators of intimate partner violence and child abuse in a Batterer Intervention program and teaching undergraduate epidemiology courses at OSU. Roger is certified as a trainer in the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention program as well as the Connect Postvention program. 

Suicide is a loss unlike any other. Loss survivors often experience complex grief and may feel isolated from others. Additionally, there is ar isk of "contagion" after a suicide in which one suicide death or attempt may influence the suicidal behavior of other vulnerable individuals.

Contact Us

Suzy Kropf | Program Coordinator 
Eugene Campus, 200-C | 541-632-8828| skropf@pacificu.edu