Presentations and Training


These training are provided free of charge to participants thanks to a grant from KDHE Zero Suicide Initiative


CALM for Providers

Training Details:
Environmental safety measures are key in creating safety from suicide. In this session, mental health providers will increase their skills in assessing access to lethal means, and joining with clients in how to plan for safety. Particular attention is paid to navigating firearm safety.

Dates:
September 23rd, 2021;
1-3 PM | Click to Register 

November 2nd, 2021;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

January 12th, 2022;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

February 11th, 2022;
1-3 PM | Click to Register

April 14th, 2022;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

May 16th, 2022;
2-4 PM | Click to Register

June 16th, 2022;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

July 15th, 2022;
1-3 PM | Click to Register


Practical Suicide Intervention

Training Details:
Everyone, professionals and caring adults alike, has a part to play in safety from suicide. In this session, participants will learn the skills to protect the lives of clients, family members, and neighbors of all ages.

Dates:
January 20-21st, 2022;
9-12 PM | Click to Register 

March 17-18th, 2022;
9-12 PM | Click to Register

May 12-13th, 2022;
9-12 PM | Click to Register

July 21-22, 2022;
9-12 PM | Click to Register


Suicide Safety Planning

Training Details:
There are steps we can all take to make our homes safer for our loved ones. This session will discuss steps and plans that we can all take to keep youth and those living with suicidal thoughts safe at home. Particular attention will be paid to firearm safety resources.

Dates:
October 14th, 2021;
9-11 AM | Click to Register 

December 16th, 2021;
2-4 PM | Click to Register

February 14th, 2022;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

April 22nd, 2022;
1-3 PM | Click to Register

June 21st, 2022;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

August 11th, 2022;
9-11 AM | Click to Register


Suicide Screening and Assessment

Training Details:
Utilization of a validated screening tool is essential for good suicide prevention in mental health treatment and community settings. This training will focus on the use of the Columbia Scale (the gold standard in suicide screenings) and formulating suicide risk based on this screening and other evidence informed factors.

Dates:
October 5th, 2021;
9-11 AM | Click to Register 

December 6th, 2021;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

February 10th, 2022;
2-4 PM | Click to Register

March 9th, 2022;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

April 5th, 2022;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

May 6th, 2022;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

June 7th, 2022;
2-4 PM | Click to Register

August 4th, 2022;
9-11 AM | Click to Register


QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)

Training Details:
Learn CPR for suicide risk. At the end of this session, participants will be competent in identifying someone at risk of suicide and helping to connect them to their next resource.

Dates:
September 27th, 2021;
9-11 AM | Click to Register 

October 29th, 2021;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

November 16th, 2021;
1-3 PM | Click to Register

December 14th, 2021;
2-4 PM | Click to Register

January 25th, 2022;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

February 25th, 2022;
1-3 PM | Click to Register

March 22nd, 2022;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

April 26th, 2022;
2-4 PM | Click to Register

May 23rd, 2022;
1-3 PM | Click to Register

June 30th, 2022;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

July 29th, 2022;
9-11 AM | Click to Register

August 23rd, 2022;
2-4 PM | Click to Register


School-Based Presentations and Trainings

More Than Sad: A high-school program consisting of two, 45-minute presentations in the classroom. The program includes videos that are shown in class, followed by a teacher-led discussion with the students about depression awareness and suicide prevention. This is an AFSP product in which KSPRC staff is available to provide the Train the Trainer for implementation in classrooms.

Sources of Strength: A best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent suicide by increasing help-seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults. Sources of Strength moves beyond a singular focus on risk factors by utilizing an upstream approach for youth suicide prevention. This upstream model strengthens multiple sources of support (protective factors) around young individuals so that when times get hard they have strengths to rely on.

Suicide in Schools is a comprehensive guide for school-based suicide prevention and postvention. Presentations are customized to the needs of the participating school. The length of the presentation is determined by learning objectives.

Talking Together and Suicide Prevention is an evidence-based program that is implemented in grade school classrooms. The curriculum is presented by teachers and focuses on creating safe learning environments, building social and problem-solving skills in students. The KSPRC training focuses on helping teachers learn to deliver the program.

You are a Lifesaver: A 90 to 120-minute presentation for school staff and teachers drawn from Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner’s Guide to Multi-Level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention. This presentation is suitable for meeting the Jason Flatt Act training requirements. It can also be adapted for students and parents.


Community Presentations and Training

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training): This is a two-day workshop for learning suicide intervention skills. The focus is on learning to identify suicide risks and developing a plan with the person at risk to stay safe for now. Participants are taught to identify possible warning signs for suicide including changes in behavior such as isolation, withdrawal, discussing suicide, increase in substance use, aggressiveness, and feelings of hopelessness or pain. Participants are then taught to identify a plan that will keep the person safe which often includes helping the person seek longer-term support.

C.A.L.M. (Counseling Access to Lethal Means)
90-120 minute training for parents or counselors that focuses on learning the skills necessary to restrict access to lethal means like firearms and abusive substances like pain medications, opioids, and over-the-counter medications. The training includes case studies and a safety plan for these substances.

Introduction to Suicide Prevention: An overview of relevant suicide statistics to help the presentation audience identify the scope of the problem of suicide and possible
interventions for suicide prevention in their sector. The presentation includes a review of the warning signs of suicide and a review of the theory explaining how some may come to consider suicide.

Suicide Safety at Home: There are steps we can all take to make our homes safer for our loved ones. This session will discuss steps and plans that we can all take to keep youth and those living with suicidal thoughts safe at home. Particular attention will be paid to firearm safety resources.

Suicide Talk is a 2-hour suicide awareness presentation that helps participants to understand the issue of suicide and how they can help prevent it in their communities. The session is appropriate for
anyone over the age of 15 who wants to learn more and help make a difference.

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer): The CPR for suicide risk. At the end of this session, participants will be competent in identifying someone at risk of suicide and helping to connect them to their next resource.


Suicide Intervention and Clinical Settings

CALM for Providers: Environmental safety measures are key in creating safety from suicide. In this session, mental health providers will increase their skills in assessing for access to lethal means and joining with clients in how to plan for safety. Particular attention is paid to navigating firearm safety.

Managing Suicide Risk in Substance Use Treatment Settings: This presentation was adapted from SAMHSA’s Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP 50). It is geared toward substance use treatment professionals. Participants will learn about the link between substance use and suicide, gain insight into their personal attitudes about suicide, and learn warning signs for suicide risk.

Suicide Risk Assessment: The Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (CSSRS) is an evidence-based suicide screening tool that is considered the “gold standard” in risk assessment. This training session focuses on building competence and confidence in assessing for suicide risk. The training provides participants with the structure, scoring of the CSSRS, practice utilizing the scale, and examples of next steps for suicide risk management. There is no mental health provider requirement to use the CSSRS. It is a tool for the community at large.

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