May & June SafeTALK and ASIST TrainingsPosted on May 13, 2016 in All IPCS News, suicide prevention, Suicide Prevention Events
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Aloha Jewish Chapel (Pearl Harbor):
May 24-25, 2016, 0830-1630
Military and Family Support Center:
4827 Bougainville Dr, Honolulu, Rm 294, 808-474-1999
June 2-3, 2016 and July 5-6, 2016 – 0800-1600
Learn to be a more willing, capable and confident care giver to those having thoughts of suicide. For a variety of reasons, people often find themselves having thoughts of suicide. These people are in the “river of suicide.” We need lifeguards trained in suicide first-aid who can help get them out of the river and linked to the appropriate resources. ASIST teaches suicide first-aid intervention skills. Over the course of the two day workshop (15 training hours) you will learn specific skills that help you identify those at risk and how to better listen to and care for those having thoughts of suicide. The workshop is open to all military, civilian, ombudsmen, and adult family members. Register online: Visit Greatlifehawaii.com and register for class in “MFSC Class Schedule”. (Online registration is available one month prior to each class.)
For additional questions, call 808-474-1999. Civilian attire.
safeTALK: Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe
When: Fridays May 6, Jun 3, Jul 8 2016 0800-1100
Where: Military and Family Support Center Room 262; 4827 Bougainville Dr, Honolulu
Who should attend: Anyone who wants additional training on helping people stay safe. Strongly recommended for SPC’s, victim advo- cates, caregivers, ombudsmen/key spouse, leaders, law enforcement & medical personnel. Pre-registration required
Register online: Visit Greatlifehawaii.com and register for class in “MFSC Class Schedule”.
(Online registration is available one month prior to each class.) For additional questions, call
safeTALK prepares people to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety.
As a safeTALK- trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:
move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide; identify people who have thoughts of suicide; apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid caregivers. This is NOT a suicide prevention training, but rather an intervention training designed to teach skills to intervene and more effectively helpers with suicidal thoughts.