Umatter for Schools – Suicide Prevention

November 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Capitol Plaza Hotel
100 State St
Montpelier, VT 05602
Catherine Diduk

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



      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.



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.




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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