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April 2020

Topics in Transition

April 9, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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This informational event will include speakers on topics such as: guardianship, social security, advocacy, mental health, supported community living, and medicaid waivers. Foundation 2 staff will share resource information at this event!  

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May 2020

All support group events are currently suspended

May 1, 2020 @ 12:00 AM - May 31, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing, all regularly scheduled support groups are postponed at this time. We will provide updates as this situation changes. Please call our crisis line for support or questions. Thank you for understanding.

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Putts for Prevention

May 1, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hazzard County, 402 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Grab your coworkers and friends it's time for a round of putt-putt! Nine different restaurants, nine different holes, the perfect Friday! Putts for Prevention is a traveling putt-putt course all throughout downtown Cedar Rapids. Participants play one putt-putt hole at each location, in teams of four. Your day will start at Hazzard County but the course will take you through nine of your favorite downtown eateries! Event details: Participants registration includes four participants in the event, welcome swag-bags, and a…

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July 2020

Foundation 2 50th Anniversary

July 1, 2020 @ 12:00 AM - July 31, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

We are honored and excited to celebrate 50 years of serving the Cedar Rapids community and Iowa! Since we began in Cedar Rapids in 1970, we have consistently provided a high level of crisis intervention, suicide prevention, youth support services and more. Together, we are excited to continue to expand and provide these vital mental health care services to any one, at any time.

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December 2020

LCSPC webinar on prevention and holiday safety

December 3, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Linn County Suicide Prevention Coalition is presenting a free webinar on suicide prevention and safety around the holidays. This webinar is open to the first 100 participants. Webinar Presenters: Robert Otto, MSW, LISW, MA, ACSW- Suicide Prevention Coordinator with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will present on responsible firearm safety and storage. Jen MacCormick, Foundation 2 Crisis Center Coordinator – will present on Covid-19 and its impact on suicide around the holidays. She will also address the myth of suicide…

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Lunch and Learn Webinar

December 22, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Linn County Suicide Prevention Coalition and Foundation 2 Crisis Services' Jen MacCormick will present on what has been the reality of suicide during and after the holidays versus societal myths. Jen will provide basic information on what to be aware of, how to intervene, and resources for those who may have thoughts of suicide. She will also lead a discussion on the possible impacts that COVID-19 may have around the holidays for those that have mental health needs, those…

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January 2021

LCSPC Lunch and Learn Series

January 26 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join the Linn County Suicide Prevention Coalition and Foundation 2 for a virtual Lunch and Learn featuring Rob Otto, suicide prevention coordinator at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. This event is free and open to the public. From Rob Otto: "A public health approach to suicide prevention and firearm safety involves proactive, person-centered and effective strategies focused on early intervention and preventing problems before they happen. Healthcare providers in our local communities…

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May 2021

Youth Suicide: Data, Emerging Trends and Best Practices

May 11 @ 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
$45.00

Learn about emerging trends in youth suicide and suicidal behavior to improve standards of care. You will be better able to identify and support youth at risk of suicide and suicidal ideation through evidence-based practices. The training is approved for 4 CEU by the Iowa Board of Certification. Payment is due prior to the training. Pay online at  https://www.foundation2.org/donate/ or by check at 1714 Johnson Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

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September 2021

Light The Night

September 10 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On National Suicide Prevention Awareness Day (Sept. 10), we encourage you to remember and honor those lost to suicide or impacted by suicide by joining us for Light the Night. Light a candle of your choosing and display at home or in your window. You can also share a picture of your candle with #lightthenight on social media. Your voice can help support those impacted by suicide and remember those who have lost their lives through suicide.

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Putts for Prevention

September 10 @ 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Foundation 2 for an afternoon of mini-golf, local drinks, and fun at Putts for Prevention on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021! After a pandemic hiatus, we are working to safely bring this event back later this year. While the event may look slightly different to ensure safety measures are taken, you can expect the same great experience on the “mini-golf course” in Downtown Cedar Rapids! We can’t wait to see you! The event will start at Hazzard County with a…

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