This is a multi-day event that teaches people of all ages the art of wellness and the ability to
survive pain with true resilience.
In an effort to give as many people in the community access to this important message, WCS will host
several community events on August 26th at no cost with CEUs offered to participants. These events
will take place during the day Warsaw Community Church and a Parent/Community Night at WCS
Performing Arts Center.
Free registration available at
Community events include the following:
● 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, free community Lunch ‘n Learn screening of
“Suicide: The Ripple Effect” and community mental health agency opening (CEUs
provided). Box Lunch provided at Warsaw Community Church.
● 2p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, a free community/parent presentation with
expert panel discussion to follow (CEUs provided) with KevinHines. A meet and greet
will take place after with book sales offered at Warsaw Community Church.
● 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, WCS students will present Sources of Strength
and Student Ambassadors, followed by a screening of Kevin Hines’ film “Suicide: The
Ripple Effect” at WCHS Performing Arts Center.
Following Hines’s presentations in Warsaw, WCS will host a QPR Suicide Prevention Training on
September 18. This training will be located at WCS Central Office and it will be open to the entire
community. The Bowen Center will provide trained staff at no cost to WCS to assist in training the
community on how to respond to those in crisis. WCS feels this component is a very important piece in
ensuring all attendees are equipped with an understanding on how to support anyone who might be
considering suicide. WCS understands the importance of providing this training. All stakeholders need
the same common language in order to support the needs of our students and community. With the
QPR trainers on staff at WCS, along with the committed partners, WCS will have the capacity to train
over 700 people in one day. Certificate of completion will be provided.
Free registration avaialable at
On Monday, Aug. 26 and Tuesday, Aug. 27, Hines will also speak to WCS seventh through twelfth grade
students at the Warsaw Performing Arts Center. He will also speak with several hundred Grace College
students and area high school juniors and seniors during a presentation at the Grace College Chapel.
These presentations would not be possible without the donations and support from Warsaw
Community Schools community partners. The K21 Health Foundation is the lead supporter of the
event. Other donors include Wildman Business Group, Warsaw Bowen Center, Bowen Center
Training Institute, 1st Source Bank, Esther Pfleiderer Charitable Trust, and Grace College.