Due to materials and training rules, this training will have a limited amount of seats, and it will be first come, first serve. Please reserve a seat through sign-up genius now.
On Thursday, September 30th from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM, one of our counselors, Nicole Festian, will be offering a safeTALK training session to 40 parents at Seaholm High School in our media center. SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.
Learning goals and objectives
Over the course of their training, SafeTALK participants will learn to:
- 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
We encourage you to attend and look forward to seeing you! Don't worry if you don't get one of the 40 seats; there will be more trainings in the future.
5:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Seaholm High School - Media Center