Annual Conference
















Plante Moran and JOHN BEBES





EARLY BIRD PRICE   $150.00 plus service processing and credit card fees 
REGULAR PRICE   $175.00 plus service processing and credit card fees

Includes all plenary and breakout sessions for the Conference on Suicie and the School Summit as well as the Survivor Program on Saturday.

EARLY BIRD PRICE  $75.00 plus service processing and credit card fees
REGULAR PRICE   $100.00 plus service processing and credit card fees 

Includes all plenary and breakout sessions for School Summit and Conference on Suicide for Thursday only.

GROUP RATES for 5 to 10 attendees:

EARLY BIRD GROUP PRICE  $70.00 plus service processing and credit card fees
REGULAR GROUP PRICE   $90.00 plus service processing and credit card fees 

REGULAR PRICE   $25.00 plus service processing and credit card fees

Includes all plenary and breakout sessions on SATURDAY ONLY.

STUDENT TICKET – ALL ACCESS (Includes Thursday, Friday and Saturday programs) $50 plus service processing and credit card fees

STUDENT TICKET – SCHOOL SUMMIT (Includes Thursday programs) $25 plus service processing and credit card fees

STUDENT TICKET – SATURDAY SURVIVOR PROGRAM (Saturday Survivor program) $10 plus service processing and credit card fees

If a registrant is unable to attend an event for any reason they may substitute, by arrangement with the Registration Coordinator, a colleague or someone else from the same organization. Where the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer his/her place to another person, then the following refund arrangements apply:

  • Registrations cancelled prior to December 21, 2020 will be refunded 50% of the registration ticket price but shall not include any service processing and credit card fees.
  • Registrations cancelled on or after December 21, 2020 will not be eligible for a refund.

The theme and overall content of the 2021 Kevin’s Song Virtual Conference on Suicide: Equity and Equality in Suicide Prevention were developed and planned by a committee of licensed psychologists, social workers, educators, licensed counselors and sucide prevention advocates.  Each presenter was selected basedd upon their professional expertise and qualifications to address topics about suicide data and research, the impact of social injustice and COVID on mental health and suicide risk, suicide prevention and policy initiatives and evidence-based treatment options as well as assisting survivors of suicide with clinical strategies and best practices for addressing loss, grief, hope and resilience.

SOCIAL WORKERS and PSYCHOLOGISTS – This education activity is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) State of Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative (CEC) for 15 Continuing Education hours. Provider # MICEC-0014

Approved for 15 CE Credits

Thursday              6.0

Friday                   7.0                                   3 Day Total:  15

Saturday              2.0


EDUCATORS State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) for Educators through an application through the Macomb County Intermediate School District.  Michigan Educator Certification System Approval

SCECH’s – EDUCATION – Program Approval Number:  20208466

Approved for 15.5 SCECHs

Thursday        6.0

Friday             7.25                       3 day Total:  15.50

Saturday        2.25


LICENSED COUNSELORS – A Virtual Conference on Suicide: Equity & Equality in Suicide Prevention has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Sessions approved for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Kevin’s Song is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3572. 

Approved for 13.50 CE Credits

Thursday              5.25

Friday                   6.75                                   3 Day Total:  13.50

Saturday              1.50

What is T.A.S.K.S?

As a community of health care professionals and educators, we all have T.A.S.K.S. to do in order to help save lives and prevent suicide whenever possible.

While the field of suicidology is not an exact science, and it is difficult to predict who will end their lives, we are amassing more and more scientific, evidence-based information that can help put a stop to such tragic losses in our communities.

What is T.A.S.K.S. you ask?

Training and Awareness on Suicide from Kevin’s Song

This Recognition Certificate is something extra we are providing to qualifying attendees at our annual Kevin’s Song Conference on Suicide. The Conference on Suicide and School Summit offer a comprehensive program of educational sessions that focus on suicide.

To become qualified for T.A.S.K.S. recognition, you must be a licensed health care professional or educator. You will be required to attend every PLENARY SESSION during the 3-day Conference and attend at least 5 Breakout sessions. T.A.S.K.S. recognition is only available to attendees who register for the 3-day ALL ACCESS ticket. You can include the Plenary and Breakout sessions from both the School Summit and the Conference on Suicide in order to earn your T.A.S.K.S. recognition.

Not only will you earn CEUs, you will go home with a Certificate for your office, certifying to your colleagues and to the community that you have attended this comprehensive 3-day conference with its focus on suicide – awareness, research, prevention and treatment.

It is the policy of Kevin’s Song to protect the confidentiality of participant information related to its Conference on Suicide, including the identity of participants, and any information and materials submitted to Kevin’s Song by the participants.  Kevin’s Song will not share participant identification or contact information to third parties without the advance written permission of Conference participant.

Kevin’s Song and its Conference Committee will review and make every effort to resolve any participant complaints and disputes related to the Conference on Suicide and School Summit.  If a Participant has any complaint about a Conference presentation, the Participant should contact the Conference Coordinator with a description of the complaint.  The Conference Coordinator will make every reasonable effort to investigate and reach an amicable resolution of the complaint.

Memorial Forest

The MEMORIAL FOREST was created for the Kevin’s Song Fourth Annual Conference on Suicide to help us remember and honor some of the people who have died by suicide and to offer solace to those who were left behind. This Memorial Forest, which will be a virtual respite during the 2021 Conference of Suicide and School Summit, is made possible through the many generous donations to Kevin’s Song in memory of Adam Elbadawi.

All attendees, as part of registration, are invited to submit a name in memory of a loved one lost to suicide or to honor a survivor, and have the name inscribed on a Kevin’s Song bird which will decorate the trees. Attendees of the Conference will be able to visit the Memorial Forest and submit additional names for display in the Memorial Forest at any time during the three day conference. In this way, we remember that we are all connected in loss and fortified with hope.