Project Hope

Join National House of Hope and AACC for Project HOPE - a Youth Suicide Prevention workshop, featuring Jennifer Cisney-Ellers.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

7:00pm – 9:00pm EST

Christ Church Orlando

Enjoy a FREE Virtual screening September 23rd through the 27th of ‘My Ascension, a documentary about the journey of Emma Benoit, a teenage suicide survivor.

On September 27th, Jennifer will share the latest statistics on youth suicide and provide valuable insight and wisdom on the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress and other issues that lead to one becoming suicidal.

My Ascension

A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States.

‘My Ascension‘ is a feature-length documentary that chronicles Emma’s inspiring journey and quest to walk again, as she works to bring Hope Squad, a school-based suicide prevention program, to Louisiana.

The film also highlights the stories of two remarkable young people who tragically did not survive their attempts.  

We learn first-hand from their families, friends, school officials, and suicide prevention experts about the devastating effects of suicide and what can be done to prevent it.

September 23 – September 27

FREE Virtual Documentary Screenings

Registration Required

Jennifer Ellers | Youth Suicide Expert

Jennifer Cisney Ellers is a Christian counselor, professional life coach, crisis responder, trainer and author.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University.  
She is Senior Director of Advancement, Special Projects and Church Engagement with the American Association of Christian Counselors.  She provides training, consulting and care for issues of grief, crisis, trauma and suicide.  
She is an approved instructor and faculty with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and co-author of several CISM courses, including “Understanding Suicide: Tools for Prevention, Intervention and Survivor Support”.  
She also authored a course on youth suicide and is instructor of AACC’s Hope-Focused 3-R Suicide programs.  She is co-author of two books including, “The First 48 Hours: Spiritual Caregivers as First Responders”.  
She and her husband, Kevin, live in Hampshire, IL. 

September 27th, 2022

Christ Church Orlando

7:00pm – 9:00 PM EST

Limited seating | Registration required

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