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QPR Training

QPR Gatekeeper Training

What you will learn:

  • Replace myth with fact
  • QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer
  • How to ask a question and save a life
  • Suicide prevention contact numbers

Cost:  $5.00 per person to cover the cost of materials.

Location:  Northeast Kingdom Human Services – 181 Crawford Rd. Derby, VT – Memphremagog Conference Room

To Register:  Contact Ruth Marquette at 802-334-6744, Ext. 2325 or email RMarquette@nkhs.net by the Monday before the training.

Registration is limited to 20 participants.

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QPR Gatekeeper Training

QPR Gatekeeper Training

What you will learn:

  • Replace myth with fact
  • QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer
  • How to ask a question and save a life
  • Suicide prevention contact numbers

Cost:  $5.00 per person to cover the cost of materials.

Location:  Northeast Kingdom Human Services, 2225 Portland St. St. Johnsbury, VT, Sun Room Conference Room

To Register:  Contact Ruth Marquette at 802-334-6744, Ext. 2325 or email RMarquette@nkhs.net by the Monday before the training.

Registration is limited to 20 participants.

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Umatter for Schools – Suicide Prevention

Updated Content & New Design!

Umatter for Schools is a national best practice program for suicide prevention developed by Center for Health & learning.  These trainings are created for Vermont middle and high schools to meet the requirements of Vermont state law.

Schools are encouraged to send teams consisting of an administrator, guidance counselor, nurse, health educator, and/or mental health provider.  Schools who have sent teams in the past are encouraged to send newly hired or assigned staff to support mental health and suicide prevention strategies in the school.

At the end of this training participants will be prepared to:

–       Identify and help youth who show signs of suicide

      –       Provide parent and staff awareness sessions

–       Develop prevention/postvention policies and protocols

–      Implement the Lifelines evidence-based curriculum for students

 

This newly designed training consists of a webinar
and a full day training
:

 

 1) WEBINAR 

      An Introduction to Gatekeeper Training with Updated Information

Covers the basics of the Gatekeeper training preparing you to participate in the full dayUmatter for Schools training. A Gatekeeper has the knowledge and skills to help someone who is thinking of suicide.

When: October 29th or 30th, 2018 from 3:45 – 4:45 pm
(choose the date that works best in your schedule)
Where: Comfort of your own home or office

Participation in the webinar is mandatory for attendance at the full day Umatter training on November 14th.

 

2) UMATTER FOR SCHOOLS – FULL DAY FACE TO FACE TRAINING

In-person training takes the introductory Gatekeeper information to the next level and prepares you to:

  • Conduct parent and staff awareness sessions
  • Develop or update suicide prevention and postvention protocols and
  • Implement the newly updated *Lifelines curriculum in grades 5-12

 

When: November 14, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Where: Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Montpelier, VT

 

Consultation and Support 

(Additional cost to be determined based on the needs of your school)
Sign up for follow-up and support from trainers to help implement strategies of suicide prevention in your school. This support can be by phone, email, or in person.

 

COST:

$195/person

10% discount for team members of 4 or more.
(Discounts will be reflected on schools’ invoice.)

This fee is for the Gatekeeper Webinar and Full-Day Training, includes breakfast, lunch, training materials, handbook, Staff and Parent Awareness Training Facilitator binder, wallet cards, and posters.

Payment is not required to register.  To register without pre-payment choosePay by Invoice  under the registration payment section dropdown.

For Lifelines curriculum only: $192.00 per school for a copy of the the newly updated Lifelines curriculum (This is a 20% savings over the published price.). An opportunity to receive the curriculum will be be available at the training.

 

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Complex Trauma in Our Schools – Training

Complex Trauma in Our Schools:

Using Non-verbal Communication and
Intervention for Improved Classroom Outcomes

School communities are continually impacted and challenged in addressing complex trauma in their settings Children may display a range of symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to organize and understand. Teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators need frameworks for interpreting behaviors and expanding practices that build a more attuned and responsive educational environment.

This course will offer educators a clinical framework of understanding traumatic impact in terms of arousal and attachment behaviors that can guide intervention to support improved functioning in the classroom, participation in academic tasks and professional satisfaction. Non-verbal Interventions that target self-regulation and executive function skill building from early childhood through high school will be examined and practiced through experiential methods including using art media and movement. Participants will be encouraged and supported in identifying and attending to their own self-care and wellness as this contributes to the successful development of their professional skills and satisfaction.

This course is offered so that teachers and health and guidance personnel have a sufficient level of professional development to enable them to competently teach or provide other services required in the school for children and families impacted by trauma. Participants apply the course teachings in a practical personal, school community environment.

Instructional methods include review and discussion of research-based literature, small and large-group activities and discussion, audiovisual and other media, experiential movement and art making, wellness activities, student presentations and assessment

Students taking the course for credit and successfully complete the course will be eligible to receive 3 graduate credits through Union Institute and University.

Schedule

January 13, 2019  3:30 – 5:00 pm  Virtual Orientation Meeting

January 24, 2019   CDTD for the School Professional
Lebanon Elks Lodge, Lebanon, NH     8:30 am – 4:30 pm  

February 7, 2019    Understanding Impact of CDTD
Lebanon Elks Lodge, Lebanon, NH     8:30 am – 4:30 pm

March 14, 2019   Skill Building and Self Regulation
Lebanon Elks Lodge, Lebanon, NH     8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Breakfast and Lunch will be included at all face to face trainings   

Instructor

Betsy Graziadei, MPS ATR-BC, currently provides art therapy    consultation, treatment and training services at Vermont Counseling and Wellness, LLC. She has worked extensively with children and families with  complex trauma and those who need medical or mental health assessment and treatment. She has provided individual, group and family sessions as  well as trauma evaluations, consultation, and training for a wide range of  educational and health care settings, community based agencies and in private practice for over twenty five years.

Betsy is a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association and the Art Therapy Credentials Board. She received her Masters Degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from Pratt Institute. She has served as president of the Art Therapy Association of Vermont and as an adjunct faculty at Burlington College and Long Island University Graduate Art Therapy Program. She is a professional member of the American Art Therapy Association and the Art Therapy Association of Vermont. Betsy also serves as a board member of the VT Pediatric Palliative Care Initiative.

 Cost

         $1595.00 to attend the full course to receive 3 graduate credits
through Union Institute and University

or

$550.00 to attend the full course without graduate credits

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Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting: By Invitation Only

Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting: By Invitation Only

Thursday, March 7, 2019

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

White River Junction, VT (location TBD)

8:30 am – Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Meeting

Lunch will NOT be provided at this meeting.

REGISTER HERE

If you would like to become a member of the Vermont Suicide Preventioin Coalition, please contact Julia Hampton, Health Program Specialist – julia@healthandlearning.org

 

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Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting: By Invitation Only

Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting: By Invitation Only

Thursday, December 6, 2018

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Department of Mental Health Office Building

Ash Room

280 State Drive

Waterbury, VT

8:30 am – Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Meeting

Lunch will NOT be provided at this meeting.

Please Note:

The meeting location requires a list of attendees to be given to building security 3 days before the date of the meeting, please register no later thanDecember 3rd to be included on the list. Entrance to the building for non registered attendees will be delayed to be cleared through security.

REGISTER HERE

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Umatter Suicide Prevention -Training of Trainers (TOT)

Umatter Suicide Prevention – Training of Trainers

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Capitol Plaza

100 State St., Montpelier, VT

Suicide is preventable and one of the first steps is to create  awareness. Join us and  become equipped to facilitate Umatter Suicide Prevention Awareness workshops in your  community or place of work. You will gain the skills, knowledge, confidence and materials to bring suicide prevention awareness to your community. You will help others identify signs and symptoms of suicide, risk and protective factors, when and  how to refer for more help, and how to access resources.

Experience a full Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training in the morning and spend the afternoon preparing to deliver a 1.5 hour awareness training to others.  Attendees will be provided a Trainer’s Manual, Scripted notes, handouts and all materials needed to carry out a 1.5 hour Suicide Prevention Awareness training.

8:30 am Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Training

Cost:  $195.00

Lunch will be Provided

Trainers:  Debby Haskins, MS, LADC and JoEllen Tarallo, EdD, MCHES

REGISTER HERE

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7th Annual College Symposium – Practical Applications Post Cannabis Legalization

7th Annual College Symposium – Practical Applications Post Cannabis Legalization

Thursday, October 18, 2018 

9:15 am to 3:30 pm

Norwich University

Northfield, VT

Keynote Speaker:  Jason R. Kilmer, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Additional Presentations:

Vermont Young Adult Survey Results by PIRE

Panel Discussion:  Sharing of current prevention and intervention strategies with students

Who Should Attend:  Campus Faculty, Staff & Administrators, Substance Abuse Workers, Community Partners and Student Leaders

Registration Fee:  $35.00

Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Register HERE:

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ASIST 2-Day Training – Suicide Intervention

ASIST – Two Day Training – Suicide Intervention

November 14-15, 2018

Army Aviation Flight Facility

141 Shamrock Rd.

Colchester, VT

Room 301

8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day

Contact for Registration and Information:

Bethany Johnson

802-338-3485

Bethany.a.johnson39.ctr@mail.mil

For Information on ASIST visit:  www.livingworks.net

 

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ASIST 2 Day Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.

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Free Webinar – My Child Wants to Die – A Webinar for Parents with a Suicidal Child

Free webinar for parents with suicidal children or for people who work with parents of suicidal children.  It will be held on May 16 @ 3 PM ET12 Noon PT and presented by Maureen Underwood, LCSW. Youth Prevention Expert.    Here’s the link to register: http://bit.ly/2HghiaF

 

NOTICE: The webinar has reached capacity so you may not be able to log into the live version. It will be recorded so a recording will be sent to you upon completion of the webinar.

 

BY THE END OF THIS FREE WEBINAR YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Describe a conversational approach to discussing suicide with their children
  • Understand the mental health criteria for “least restrictive treatment”
  • List questions for an out patient referral source
  • Identify the elements of a plan for safety
  • Create at least one personal self-care strategy.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Maureen Underwood, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker, certified group psychotherapist and a nationally recognized expert on youth suicide prevention, with focus on schools and best-practice programs that enhance overall student outcomes. She is co-developer of LIFELINES: A Suicide Prevention Program, LIFELINES Postvention and LIFELINES Intervention, all published by Hazelden publications. Ms. Underwood has more than 30 years experience in mental health and crisis intervention. She has developed numerous programs and published extensively on these and other related topics. Maureen has initiated collaborative relationships between mental health and educational systems during her tenure from 1985 to 2000 as coordinator of a state adolescent suicide prevention project. She authored the National Association of Social Work’s policy statement on adolescent suicide, and was a charter member of her state’s Governor’s Council on Youth Suicide Prevention.

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