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Zero Suicide Practice Institute

 

What is Zero Suicide?

Zero Suicide is a commitment to suicide prevention in health and mental health care systems. It involves the implementation of a set of evidence-based tools and strategies used in a strong pathway of care for people who are suicidal. When implemented effectively, Zero Suicide reduces suicide deaths.

This Institute is composed of two full days of teamwork and learning from national speakers and Vermont colleagues. It is designed to engage leadership teams who understand Zero Suicide at a deep practical level, and who promote and support the implementation in their own health systems in collaboration with state and community systems. The aim is to improve care and outcomes for individuals at risk of suicide in health care systems and to commit to the safety and support of clinical staff, who do the demanding work of treating and supporting suicidal patients.

 

Who Should Attend?

This two-day training aims to brings together mental health, health care, state, and local teams from the following groups to establish a common frame of reference, language and understanding of the use of tools for Screening, Assessment, Treatment and Follow-up. Teams will conclude the Institute steeped in an understanding of Zero Suicide, with knowledge about their organizations’ capacity and readiness to implement the tools and processes, and with the ability to prioritize with their staff.

A team of three or more is suggested to attend from each organization. Participants could be:

• Senior position of clinical leadership who oversees policy and procedures
• Staff who oversees clinical training, and/or EHR
• Person who is enthusiastic about making suicide prevention changes in the organization

DAY ONE:  May 16, 2019

DAY TWO:  June 6, 2019

 

 

Cost

$199/ person

Includes two days of professional development, team time, breakfast, lunch, and all training materials.

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Zero Suicide Practice Institute

What is Zero Suicide?

Zero Suicide is a commitment to suicide prevention in health and mental health care systems. It involves the implementation of a set of evidence-based tools and strategies used in a strong pathway of care for people who are suicidal. When implemented effectively, Zero Suicide reduces suicide deaths.

This Institute is composed of two full days of teamwork and learning from national speakers and Vermont colleagues. It is designed to engage leadership teams who understand Zero Suicide at a deep practical level, and who promote and support the implementation in their own health systems in collaboration with state and community systems. The aim is to improve care and outcomes for individuals at risk of suicide in health care systems and to commit to the safety and support of clinical staff, who do the demanding work of treating and supporting suicidal patients.

 

Who Should Attend?

This two-day training aims to brings together mental health, health care, state, and local teams from the following groups to establish a common frame of reference, language and understanding of the use of tools for Screening, Assessment, Treatment and Follow-up. Teams will conclude the Institute steeped in an understanding of Zero Suicide, with knowledge about their organizations’ capacity and readiness to implement the tools and processes, and with the ability to prioritize with their staff.

A team of three or more is suggested to attend from each organization. Participants could be:

• Senior position of clinical leadership who oversees policy and procedures
• Staff who oversees clinical training, and/or EHR
• Person who is enthusiastic about making suicide prevention changes in the organization

DAY ONE:  May 16, 2019

DAY TWO:  June 6, 2019

 

 

Cost

$199/ person

Includes two days of professional development, team time, breakfast, lunch, and all training materials.

REGISTER HERE

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ASIST 2 Day Training

ASIST 2 Day Training – Suicide Intervention

February 14-15

Army Aviaiton Flight Facility

141 Shamrock Rd.

Colchester, VT  Room 301

8:00 am – 4:00 pm each day

FREE

Contact for Registration and Information:

Bethany Johnson

802-338-3485

Bethany.a.johnson39.ctr@mail.mil

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Webinar: Umatter Suicide Prevention for Public Health Professionals

Webinar:  Umatter Suicide Prevention for Public Health Professionals

About this Webinar

When a suicide occurs it affects an entire community. Umatter Suicide Prevention educates professionals that work within communities about effective suicide prevention. With the goal of averting crisis, the webinar provides an introduction to Suicide Gatekeeper training which includes: (1) basic information about suicide, (2) language to be used when discussing suicide, (3) protective factors, risk factors, and warning signs, and (4) the Umatter three-step process for responding to suicidal behavior. Resources, additional training, and next steps for building a suicide prevention-prepared community will be identified.

 

What you’ll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Provide basic information about suicide
  • Describe language to be used when discussing suicide
  • Identify protective, risk factors and warning signs
  • State the Umatter three-step process for responding to suicidal behavior
  • Refer others to resources, additional training, and next steps for building a suicide prevention-prepared community

Trainers:  Debby Haskins and JoEllen Tarallo from the Center for Health and Learning and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center

 

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

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Suicide Prevention Day at the Vermont State House

Suicide Prevention Day 

At the Vermont State House

Thursday, February 14, 2019

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Montpelier, Vermont

Focus of the Day

Suicide Safe Pathways in Health Care

Schedule of Events:

9:00 am
Press Conference: Suicide Safe Pathways in Health Care
Cedar Creek Room, Vermont State House

10:00 -11:30 am
Stakeholder Education Training by AFSP: Talking to Your Legislator
Capitol Plaza Hotel – Light refreshments provided

12:00 – 12:45 pm
Meet with Legislators over Lunch
Set up a lunchtime meeting with your Legislator.
VTSPC will provide you with talking points, stats, etc. for your meeting.  Lunch provided by AFSP.

Find your Local Legislator HERE

12:45 – 1:00 pm
Hand Flowers to Those Entering Chamber in Remembrance of Vermonters Lost to Suicide

1:00 pm
Introduction and Recognition by Representative Anne Donahue in Chamber of House and Reading of Resolution

2:00 pm Conclude

Who Should Attend? 

Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition members, AFSP Advocates and others in Vermont promoting suicide prevention.

Attend all day or part of the day.

Sponsored by: 

Representative Anne Donahue, VT Suicide Prevention Coalition, VT Department of Mental Health, VT Suicide Prevention Center, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – VT Chapter.

Information and Registration HERE

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Umatter for Youth and Young Adult Program

Umatter for Youth and Young Adults (Umatter YYA) is a youth leadership and engagement initiative that fosters healthy community cultures for youth that promote mental health and resiliency. The program includes a full day of interactive training with peers statewide, design and implementation of a  Community Action Project (CAP) in their school community, and presentation  of CAP at the local or state level.

The Goal is to Promote Mental Health Wellness:

  • Healthy coping mechanisms and help-seeking skills
  • The ability to recognize when a peer needs help and how to provide it
  • Address issues like bullying and substance misuse

Core content and skills of Umatter YYA includes mindset, assessing personal strengths, assets and risks, resiliency, stress, self-care, strength and risk-based coping skills and consequences, recognizing signs of distress in self and others/peers, knowing what to say and do, help-seeking.

Statewide Kick-Off Training Event
Thursday, January 17, 2019 (snow date January 18th)
Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, Vermont

Mental Health Wellness Promotion Community Action Project
February – May
Implemented in local schools and/or community

Culmination Event
TBD based on participant input

 

Information and to Register HERE

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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, 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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