FREE Suicide Prevention Training

posted Oct 23, 2016, 5:20 PM by Professional Learning
In partnership, Connor’s Climb and Screening for Mental Health (SMH) would like to invite your staff to a FREE suicide prevention training at the Manchester Health Department in Manchester, NH on Wednesday and Thursday, December 7th and 8th. SMH created the training to support the training of trusted adults in communities around the country and to support implementation of its nationally recognized, evidence-based SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program. This training is provided free of charge thanks to the support of Connor’s Climb.
 
This is a 2-day training appropriate for community based leaders and advocates or key staff from large communities/school districts (community health center/hospital staff, school district mental health leaders, state agency staff, non-profit partners, etc.). Participants become SOS Certified Trainers and provide training and support across schools, districts, cities, and towns. SOS Certified Training Institute Goals are:
 
·         Create local consultation and support for first time program implementers and those who face challenges along the way.
·         Grow impact by creating suicide prevention advocates with a localized strategy that can assist in getting new schools on board by providing education on adopting appropriate policies, procedures and evidence-based programming to prevent youth suicide.
·         Create sustainability in communities allowing for SOS Programming to continue to be used over time by having local supports in place.
·         Provide culturally competent SOS Program delivery by engaging local trainers with community knowledge to support their own schools and communities.
 
Certified Trainers are also called upon to provide ongoing support to those implementing the program. Trainers become the point of contact for SOS Program implementation and gatekeeper training at the school and local community level. Certified trainers gain access to an online portal that gives them customizable training materials to help them meet community needs. To learn more about our trainings, visit https://mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/sos-signs-of-suicide/training.
 
The SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program is the only youth suicide prevention program listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices that has demonstrated an improvement in students’ knowledge and adaptive attitudes about suicide risk and depression, as well as a reduction in actual suicide attempts. In randomized controlled studies, the SOS Program has shown a reduction in self-reported suicide attempts by 40-64% (Aseltine et al., 2007; Schilling et al., 2016).
 
To learn more about the trainings, feel free to contact Chelsea Biggs atcbiggs@mentalhealthscreening.org. You can also register at the link below:
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