ASK About Suicide to Save a Life: Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
A video series in five parts, ASK About Suicide to Save a Life is a training program designed to meet the needs of a wide range of applications and audiences, such as education, mental health professionals, adolescents, young adults and communities: http://www.texassuicideprevention.org/training.asp.
A handout/discussion guide for the series is available at http://www.texassuicideprevention.org/pdf/TexasSuicidePrevention-2pp-ASK-Handout-07sept2012.pdf, and a PowerPoint presentation for leaders is available at http://www.texassuicideprevention.org/ppt/TexasSuicidePrevention-ASKshort-aug2012.pptx.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
The two-day ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident, and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Find an ASIST workshop: http://www.livingworks.net/training/map
At-Risk Training for Texas Educators
The interactive training simulations helps educators build skills and confidence to identify and refer students in psychological or suicidal distress and is available only to Texas public middle and high school educators (the product is also available commercially to unaffiliated parties; see http://www.kognito.com/ for information).
The free training will help high school faculty and administrators understand their role in identifying common signs and symptoms of psychological distress and have the confidence to take appropriate action, such as a referral to the school counselor. The one-hour At-Risk trainings uses a research-based approach and proven techniques for identifying and approaching distressed students in order to take appropriate action.
Trainings are open only to those affiliated with Texas public high schools. If you have a special request, please contact Mary Ellen Nudd, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on available training, visit www.texassuicideprevention.org or www.livingworks.net.