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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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Survivor Day Lyndonville, VT

Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.

Event Details

Contact(s)

Candy Fox
candyfox@charter.net
802-473-8061

Food Served

Snacks, Lunch

Charge/Donation

Suggested donation: $5.00

Sponsoring Organization(s)

AFSP Vermont

Additional Information

Pre-registration is helpful for us to gather the appropriate amount of supplies and a head count for lunch.  Thank you!

Lyndonville, Vermont

 

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Out of the Darkness Springfield VT Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Springfield Walk

Event Details

Walk Date: 09/23/2017
Walk Location: Toonerville Trail, Clinton St – Springfield, VT
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/23/2017 at 8:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

 

To REGISTER:  https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4554

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Heather Jarvis (info below) & Judy Jarvis (802-263-5549)
Contact Phone: 802-296-1989
Contact Email: hthrjrvs2008@yahoo.com

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

 

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Out of the Darkness Burlington VT Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate

Burlington Walk

Walk Date: 09/10/2017
Walk Location: Oakledge Park – Upper Shelter – Burlington, VT
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/10/2017 at 11:00 am
Walk Begins: 12:30 pm
Walk Ends: 2:30 pm

To REGISTER:  https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4647

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Heather White
Contact Phone: 413-386-3770
Contact Email: Hwhite@afsp.org

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

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Out of the Darkness Newport VT Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Newport Walk

Walk Date: 09/09/2017
Walk Location: Gardner Memorial Park – Newport, VT
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/09/2017 at 8:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Amanda Chaput
Contact Phone: 802-673-6611
Contact Email: acfightingsuicide@yahoo.com

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4868

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ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

106 Vermonters died by suicide in 2011

Join the ASIST training and become a life saver!

 

 Vermont 2-1-1 is hosting an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) workshop on Thursday, August 24th and Friday,  August 25th 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.

Participation in the full two days is required.

To learn more about ASIST visit www.livingworks.net.

1 Person every 13.7 seconds dies by suicide in the United States

Become part of the solution!

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. E-mail questions to cathy@unitedwaysvt.org.

* Discount available for ADRC partners

 

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2 Day Umatter for Schools Youth Suicide Prevention Training for School Professionals

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This two-day training is designed so that you can prepare your school community to respond to the mental health needs of students and prevent suicide. Once adults know suicidal warning signs and how to help, they will be ready to teach suicide prevention lessons using the Lifelines curriculum, an evidence based program of four lessons appropriate for Middle and High School students. In order to ensure success, plan to bring a team from your school with members who can fill the roles of Administrative Sponsor, School Liaison, Health Educator, and Community Liaison.

 

Day one of this training will focus on the risk factors, warning signs, and incidence of youth suicide as well as how to identify and refer students who may be suicidal. Day two will consist of an administrative track focused on the development of school protocols.

 

For more information or to register go to:  http://healthandlearning.org/ and click on Trainings/Events

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Suicide Prevention Training of Trainers

 Two Options:

Awareness Gatekeeper Training
9:00 am – 11:00 am      $50.00

A Gatekeeper is someone who “opens the gate” with a three step process, by knowing the warning signs, listening, asking if someone wants to hurt themselves and is always there to support someone when feeling suicidal. Their job is to intervene and refer  those that need support.  They can be teachers, mental health counselors, ministers, youth workers, primary care professionals, law enforcement, first responders, and parents.

 

Training of Trainers
9:00 am – 4:30 pm          $125.00

In addtion to the Gatekeeper Training described above, you will also become equipped to facilitate Umatter Suicide Prevention Awareness workshops in your community or place of work.  This Training of Trainers workshop with give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to bring suicide prevention awareness to professionals and families in your community.

 

For more information and to register go to:
www.healthandlearning.org and click on Trainings/Events

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Webinar: Collaborative Safety Planning to Reduce Risk in Suicidal Patients: A Key Component of the Zero Suicide Model

Free Webinar:  Collaborative Safety Planning to Reduce Risk in Suicidal Patients:  A Key Component of the Zero Suicide Model

Offered by the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern time

The Zero Suicide model builds on the foundational belief that death by suicide for individuals receiving care within the health and behavioral health system is preventable. Collaborative safety planning, a critical component of the model, is an approach that allows clinicians to develop safety plans with any person identified for suicide risk.

In this webinar, Adam Swanson of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center will provide an overview of the Zero Suicide model and how safety planning contributes to the model. Dr. Barbara Stanley of Columbia University will describe the role safety planning has in preventing suicide, the six components of the Safety Planning Intervention (Stanley & Brown, 2012), and the research and evidence that supports safety planning. Dr. Stanley will detail how, in order to be effective, safety planning must be treated as a collaborative clinical intervention rather than a form to be completed. She will briefly summarize the theoretical underpinnings of safety planning, its intended use, and the training necessary to embed the intervention in health care settings. Mr. Michael Cain of Southwest Behavioral Health Center in Utah will discuss why the Center chose to incorporate collaborative safety planning as part of clinical workflows, how it is being implemented, and the challenges and successes encountered.

Please note that we do not offer CEUs or certificates for our webinars.

This webinar will be recorded and emailed to all registrants after the webinar.

Speakers
Barbara Stanley, Ph.D., is Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. 

Michael Cain, M.S., L.M.F.T., is Clinical Director of Southwest Behavioral Health Center in the State of Utah, and he leads the Center’s Zero Suicide Initiative.

Adam D. Swanson, M.P.P., is a Senior Prevention Specialist with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). He helps state governments, health care organizations and universities improve the quality of care for people in crisis.
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