Trainings

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainers (ASISTS)

https://www.livingworks.net

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.

The Connect Program

www.theconnectproject.org

Connect provides customized training and interaction with experts in the field of suicide prevention and postvention and offers programs specific to American Indian and Alaskan Native youth.

Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention training  

http://www.qprinstitute.com/

The Gatekeeper training trains people to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, nurses, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide. A Gatekeeper will learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope, and know how to get help and save a life.

 Mental Health First Aid training

http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps individuals identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

 Positive Discipline

www.positivediscipline.com

Positive Discipline is a program designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities. Positive Discipline teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults (including parents, teachers, childcare providers, youth workers, and others).

 Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK)

http://www.sprc.org/bpr/section-III/suicide-alertness-everyone-safetalk

SafeTALK is a half-day training program that teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention. SafeTALK stresses safety while challenging taboos that inhibit open talk about suicide. The ‘safe’ of safeTALK stands for ‘suicide alertness for everyone’. The ‘TALK’ letters stand for the practice actions that one does to help those with thoughts of suicide: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe.

 Suicide Prevention Resource Center

http://www.sprc.org/

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is a clearinghouse that takes a public health approach to providing suicide prevention information, trainings, and research.