Thursday, Dec 1
Piscataway, NJ
(in person)




Traumatic Loss Coalition For Youth (TLC)
19th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference

This year’s topic: The Student Athlete & Mental Health
Register Today
Thursday, December 1, 2022, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm EST
Holiday Inn Piscataway Somerset
21 Kingsbridge Road Piscataway, NJ 08854
*This is a live event and will not be recorded*
Dress code: Share your team pride with your colleagues.   
Athletic apparel, team sportswear & sneakers encouraged.
Keynote Speaker:
Kimberly H. M. O’Brien, PhD, LICSW


Kimberly O’Brien, PhD, LICSW is a Clinical Social Worker in the Sports Medicine Division and Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, as well as a Research Scientist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She received her BA from Harvard University (’00), where she was a four year member and co-captain of the hockey team which won a National Championship in 1999. She obtained her MSW (’05) and PhD (’11) from Boston College and completed her postdoctoral fellowship (’13) at Brown University. Her research focuses on the development and testing of brief interventions for suicidal adolescents with and without substance use and their families, with an additional specialization on interventions which utilize technology. Her recent line of research is examining the psychological resilience of female athletes. She has co-authored over 50 articles and book chapters related to adolescent suicide, substance use, and mental health, and was awarded the Young Investigator Research Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in 2019. She is also the founder and director of Unlimited Resilience, LLC, a group mental health practice designed for athletes by athletes.

Featuring: Eric LeGrand

Eric LeGrand is an award-winning motivational speaker, entrepreneur, sports analyst, philanthropist and author. In October 2010, the Rutgers University football star, sustained a spinal cord injury. In May 2014, Eric graduated from Rutgers University where he was an honored speaker at the commencement ceremony. When addressing his fellow graduates, he reminded them that “anything is possible,” and the importance of establishing a legacy of giving. Since his injury, Eric has shown the world that obstacles can be transformed into opportunities.

Featuring: Laurie Hernandez

Laurie Hernandez is a Two-time Olympic gymnastics medalist, actor, author, and motivational speaker. Laurie is passionate about speaking to audiences on the importance of embracing who you are as well as literacy as a path to leadership. As a second generation American, she is the first U.S. born Latina to make the U.S. Olympic team since 1984. Laurie is mental health champion and advocate who continues to partner with multiple campaigns and initiatives to increase awareness. 

Registration fee includes professional license
contact hours: $110

More information concerning conference agenda & professional contact hours to come.