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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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Pathways to Wellness Conference – NAMI VT

Pathways to Wellness Conference – NAMI VT

Wednesday, May 16, 8:30 am – 4:15 pm

Champlain College Conference and Event Center

The conference will be packed with timely and informative workshops, inspirational keynote speakers, and the opportunity to network with peers, families and mental health professionals.

The registration fee (which includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks) is $80 per person/$45 per NAMI member. If there are many in your organization interested in attending, take advantage of the group registration rate of $60 per person for groups of 10 or more.

Full and partial scholarships are available to low-income peers and family members so that anyone can attend regardless of their ability to pay.

The conference is approved for CEU hours for Social Workers and LCMHCs at an additional cost of $10.

Click here to learn more and to register today!

Workshops include:

  • Chittenden County Community Outreach Initiative
  • Intentional Peer Support
  • Lessons from the Field: An Eldercare Clinician’s Perspective Working With Some of the State’s Most Vulnerable Adults
  • Housing Retention Panel: Helping Those at Risk for Homelessness
  • Creating a Healing Environment: Moving Towards the Elimination of Restraint & Seclusion at CVMC by Redefining its Meaning & Transforming our Culture and Ourselves
  • Finding Hope Through Support

Want to learn more about these workshops? Click here.

Two amazing keynote speakers will be at the conference: 

  • Ronald Braunstein: Co-Founder and Music Director of the Me2/Orchestras, the world’s only classical music organization for people with mental illnesses and those who support them.
  • Ron Powers: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author who will discuss the social history of mental illness in America while sharing the deeply personal story of his two sons’ battles with schizophrenia.

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ASIST 2-day Training

ASIST 2-DAY TRAINING

May 16 and May 17, 2018

8:00 am – 4:00 pm each day.

Where:

141 Shamrock Rd.

Colchester, VT

Army Aviation Flight Facility Room 301

COST:  FREE

Contact for Registration and Information:

Bethany Johnson

802-338-3485

Bethany.a.johnson39.ctr@mail.mil

 

 

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

YMHFA is an 8-hour course that teaches adults how to help youth who are developiong a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The training helps you idetify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and various types of crises.

Topics Covered:  Anxiety, Depression, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, ADHD, Eating Disorders, Substance Use, Crisis Intervention and De-escalation, Suicide Assessment and Prevention.

This is an interactive training that will support educators to:

  • Grow their understanding of the difference between mental health challenges, disorders and illnesses, and knowledge of signs,symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions
  • Increase knowledge of interventions and supports available to young people
  • Increase skills to intervene in crisis and non-crisis situations

Trainers:  JoELlen Tarallo, Center for Health and Learning and Barbara Dana, HCRS

There is no cost to attend.

This training is made possible through Vermont Care Partners, The Windsor County Prevention Partners, the Center for Health and Learning and Health Care and Rehabilitation Services

FLYER

REGISTER HERE

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Annual Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium

2018 Annual Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium

June 5, 2018

Stoweflake Mountain Resort, 1746 Mountain Rd., Stowe, VT  05672

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fees:

Early Bird Registration by April 15 – $125.00

Registration after April 15 – $140.00

CEUs – $35 – Pending – LCMHC’s, ADCs, AAPs, CSs, Psychologists and Social Workers

 

For more information about the Symposium (agenda, speakers, workshops, etc):

SYMPOSIUM INFO

 

To Register:

REGISTER

 

Exhibitors:

EXHIBITORS REGISTRATION

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, click HERE

 

Questions? Contact info@healthandlearning.org

 

 

 

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Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting – By Invitation

Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting:  By Invitation Only

March 22, 2018

8:30 am:  Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Meeting

(Lunch will not be provided at this meeting)

Location:  White River Junction VA Medical Center

163 Veterans Drive.

Building 44, Room 103

White River Junction, VT  05009

REGISTER

If you would like to become a member of the Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition, contact Nicole Miller, Program Specialist at nicole@healthandlearning.org

 

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Umatter for Youth and Young Adults (YYA) Training

Umatter for Youth and Young Adults (Umatter YYA) is a youth leadership and engagement initiative that includes two full days of interactive training with peers statewide, short sessions at the school/ community setting, design and implementation of a Community Action Project. The goal is to promote mental health wellness: healthy coping mechanisms among youth and young adults, and the ability to recognize when a peer needs help and how to provide it. The aim is to foster healthy community cultures for youth and young adults that promote mental health and resiliency, and address issues such as bullying and substance abuse prevention within a continuum for prevention through recovery.

Elements of Umatter YYA

*Umatter YYA Statewide Kick-Off Training Event:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Umatter YYA One-Hour Virtual Meeting for Adult Facilitators to review the YYA short session curriculum (December, date TBA)

Umatter YYA Short Sessions:
December 2017 – March 2018 (implemented locally)

Umatter YYA Mental Health Wellness Promotion Community Action Project:
March 2018 – May 2018 (implemented locally)

*Umatter YYA Culmination Event!
Thursday, May 3, 2018

 

How many can we register?

Up to 8 Youth and Young Adults ages 12 – 21 and 1 or 2 Adult Facilitators

COST: The cost of this program is offset by grants from VT Department of Health, VT Department of Mental Health, and private foundations.

Each group pays a $300 fee. 

A $175 stipend is then provided to support adult facilitators, travel and Community Action Project. This training fee may qualify under your ESSA 21st Century funding.

The cost includes a group of up to eight youth and/or young adults ages 12 – 21 and one or two adult facilitators.

 

SPACE IS LIMITED TO ONLY 10 GROUPS

 

TO REGISTER:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/umatter-for-youth-and-young-adults-tickets-39165094853

 

For more information about YYA please contact Nicole Miller, Program Specialist

Nicole@healthandlearning.org
802-254-6590 Extention 107

For questions regarding registration please contact

info@healthandlearning.org

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Vermont 2-1-1 ASIST Training

Vermont 2-1-1 is hosting an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) workshop on Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 9th, 2017.  The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.  Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.

The workshop will be held from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Lunch is provided.  The training is located at the South Burlington Police Department, 19 Gregory Dr. (2nd floor conference room) on November 8 and November 9, 2017. Participation int he full two days is required.

To learn more about ASIST visit www.livingworks.net

PRE-REGISTRATION is required!

To register and reserve a place at the training, please send a check for $300 to United Ways of VT, PO Box 111, Essex Junction, VT  05453. Email questions to cathy@unitedwaysvt.org

Discount available for ADRC partners.

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Vermont 2-1-1 ASIST Workshop

Vermont 2-1-1 is hosting an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) workshop on Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 9th, 2017.  The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.  Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.

The workshop will be held from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Lunch is provided.  The training is located at the South Burlington Police Department, 19 Gregory Dr. (2nd floor conference room) on November 8 and November 9, 2017. Participation int he full two days is required.

To learn more about ASIST visit www.livingworks.net

PRE-REGISTRATION is required!

To register and reserve a place at the training, please send a check for $300 to United Ways of VT, PO Box 111, Essex Junction, VT  05453. Email questions to cathy@unitedwaysvt.org

Discount available for ADRC partners.

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Governor’s Statewide School Safety Training Conference

Education Secretary Holcombe and Public Safety Commissioner Anderson are pleased to announce the Governor’s Statewide School Safety Training Conference to be held on November 30, 2017 at the Sheraton, Burlington, VT. The all-day conference is designed to inform participants of the best and promising practices in school emergency preparedness. Schools are strongly encouraged to attend this conference with their local emergency management officials and emergency first responders to build or enhance their school crisis planning capacity. This conference will provide educational tracks that will include but are not limited to: managing the media and crisis communication, how to conduct an effective school safety exercise, the impacts of trauma after a critical incident, tactical emergency medicine and much more.

This conference is for School Administrators, Teachers, Counselors, School Mental Health Providers, School Crisis Planning Team Members, Emergency Management Directors, Local, County, State Law Enforcement, SRO’s, Fire, EMS providers and those with an interest in school safety.

 

REGISTRATION DUE DATE IS NOVEMBER 20, 2017.

Register for Governor’s School Safety Conference.

 

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