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  • Trainings

    We offer additional consultation and training options – virtual and in-person – to ensure all schools and clients receive the support they need.

Virtual SOS Train-the-Trainer

While SOS Signs of Suicide videos, lesson plans, and screening tools are completely turnkey, the SOS Train-the-Trainer virtual workshop helps prepare new SOS facilitators to conduct classroom discussions about depression and suicide, identify students in need of support, and engage trusted adults in youth suicide prevention.

The interactive training uses breakout rooms and polls to discuss common barriers and brainstorm strategies for successful delivery of SOS’s evidence-based suicide prevention program in the classroom and/or virtually. A thorough review of SOS materials and planning processes ensures new SOS facilitators are ready to train students and adults.

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Best practices for facilitating classroom discussions about depression and suicide with 6th-12th graders using SOS curriculum
  • How to administer universal depression screenings and follow up with identified students
  • Ways to provide youth suicide prevention training for teachers and school staff
  • How to coordinate with school administration and community partners for support
  • Tips for reaching out to parents as partners in prevention

Train-the-trainer participation is designed specifically to provide schools and organizations with additional support for delivering the SOS Signs of Suicide curriculum. It is not a required training, nor recommended for any audiences not planning to use SOS.

 

Details:

  • Cost: $300/person (does not include SOS licenses)
  • Delivery: Optimized for interactive virtual instruction
  • Scheduling: This 3.5-hour course is held from 12-3:30PM ET, and is comprised of a 45-minute pre-work session from 12:00-12:45, and a live session from 1:00-3:30 with a brief knowledge check.
  • Audience: Counselors, school psychologists, social workers, health teachers, and school staff who will deliver suicide prevention education to students; also, community behavioral health staff and youth-serving organizations offering SOS directly to students through school partnerships.

 

“Everything provided in the SOS Train the Trainer course is immediately useful for all students, teachers and parents.

It gives valid statistical data to ensure the adult learner of its true worth, answers administrative questions in terms of expected impact and use as documented prevention as well as teaches adults and students alike to more effectively approach this very sensitive topic.”

Kathy A. Luby – Department Chair, Health and Physical Education for Baltimore County Public Schools

Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training for Mental Health Professionals

This training is designed to increase knowledge and improve the skills and confidence of clinicians and others who find themselves identifying high-risk youth and adults, and planning for their care.

Participants will learn the scope of the problem, review current information on suicide risk factors, and examine personal reactions to dealing with suicidal behaviors. Best practices in risk assessment will be presented and attendees will learn techniques for eliciting suicidal ideation. Issues relative to liability management and planning for intervention will be presented.

The training, which was approved in 2015 by the SPRC Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention, is based on current best practices and reflects the training objectives in the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Research on the effectiveness of this training demonstrates significant gains in knowledge and confidence. Six (6) hours of continuing education will be provided for Psychologists, Social Workers, LMHCs, LMFTs, and Nurses.

  • In-State (MA) Cost: $4,440
  • Outside of Massachusetts Cost: $5,100
  • Length: Full Day
  • Audience: Mental health professionals

Postvention: Responding to Schools and Communities Following Adolescent Suicide

The term “postvention” refers to planned interventions with those affected by a suicide death that aim to address the needs of the bereaved, reduce the risk of contagion, and promote healthy adaptation of individuals and the community.

The goal of this presentation is to provide guidelines for effective postvention as they relate to schools, workplaces, organizations, and communities. The presenters will draw from their broad experience in postvention, and will present informational highlights, which include data and comments generated by students at schools where postventions have been implemented. This training is based on Riverside Trauma Center’s Postvention Protocols, which are listed in Section III of the SPRC Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention.

  • In-State (MA) Cost: $4,440
  • Outside of Massachusetts Cost: $5,100
  • Length: 6 hours
  • Audience: School administrators, community leaders, workplaces, organizations, and human resources

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