Dec 18, 2018 safeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone - NDC

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Start Date: 12/18/2018

End Date: 12/18/2018

Dec 18, 2018 safeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone - NDC

Synopsis

Become a safeTALK-trained helper who can recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

Course Overview

In response to faculty and other staff-identified needs for training in relation to suicide risks for students and others, we’re pleased to offer safeTALK - a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone to become a suicide-alert helper. 

This training is not intended for those in formal Counselling positions, but for faculty and any other staff who may interact with a student or any other person having thoughts of suicide. 
safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

Learning goals and objectives:
Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help

Training features:
Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer
Access to support from a local community resource person
Powerful audiovisual learning aids
The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
Hands-on skills practice and development

Certified Trainer: Breanna Sawatzky, Mental Health Coordinator, RRC

Date: Dec 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: FM34, Notre Dame Campus

For more information, please contact Taryn Presley at (204) 632-2428 or tpresley@rrc.ca.