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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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Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting

Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting: By Invitation Only

Please note:
This location requires a list of attendees to be given to building security 3 days before the meeting, please register no later thanDecember 11th to be included on the list.  Entrance to the building for non registered attendees will be delayed to be cleared through security.

December 14, 2017

Schedule:

8:30 am: Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Meeting

Lunch will not be provided at this meeting

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Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting

 

Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting: By Invitation Only

Please note:
This location requires a list of attendees to be given to building security 3 days before the meeting, please register no later than September 22nd to be included on the list.  Entrance to the building for non-registered attendees will be delayed to be cleared through security.

September 28, 2017

Schedule:
8:30 am: Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am – 12:30 pm: Meeting

Lunch will not be provided at this meeting

 

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Cartoonists Seeking Stories from Women Veterans

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A project that is a collaboration between the White River Junction VA Medical Center and The Center for Cartoon Studies is seeking women who serve and have served in the military in order to talk and sketch.  These are the first few steps towards a new comics anthology.  The second gathering for women Veterans to meet Cartoonists for the Women Veterans Comic Anthology is MONDAY APRIL 3rd at 6PM-this time we are meeting at the Center for Cartoon Studies in downtown WRJ.

THANK YOU to those of you who came out to the first meeting last week-it was really successful! We are on our way to creating a really amazing product.

I urge you all to consider coming on Monday, or if you want to participate in this project but can’t make it on Monday, please let me know so we can arrange another time.

Let me know if you have any questions-

Carey

Carey Russ, LCSW
VA Medical Center
Women Veterans Program Manager
215 N. Main St.
White River Junction, VT 05001
802-295-9363 ext 5743

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