Maine Suicide Prevention Training Programs

Date: Various dates
Time: Various times
Location: Various locations in Maine

 

Led by the Maine CDC in the DHHS

 

  1. Gatekeeper Training
  2. Suicide Prevention Awareness Education Sessions
  3. Lifelines Teacher Training: Learn How to Teach Youth about Suicide Prevention
  4. Training of Trainers (TOT): Learn to Present a Suicide Prevention Awareness Session
  5. Transitions Lessons Teacher Training
  6. Middle School Lessons: Learn How to Teach Middle School Youth about Suicide Prevention
  7. Suicide Assessment for Clinicians
  8. Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Presentation
  9. Beyond the Basics Annual Conference

 

Gatekeeper Training


 

This is a full-day training for adults in school and community settings. It is designed to provide the fundamentals of suicide prevention. This training will provide up-to-date information about suicide; teach basic suicide intervention skills; increase personal confidence and ability to effectively respond to suicidal behavior; and identify helpful resources. This training is the foundation of the Maine Suicide Prevention Program (MSPP) and is a pre-requisite to MSPP school-based curriculum training.

 

Who Should Attend

Any school staff member, community member, health services agency professional, law enforcement professional, or primary care practice staff member who needs to understand and practice suicide prevention in his or her daily life.

 

GATEKEEPER LOCATIONS AND REGISTRATION

 

 

Suicide Prevention Awareness Education Sessions, 1-3 hours


 

A one- to three-hour presentation intended to develop suicide prevention awareness in a general audience or within staff meetings and conference workshop structures. This training will provide general and basic information on suicide with resources available for further training - including material produced by the Maine Suicide Prevention Program.

 

Who Should Attend

Any school staff member, community member, health services agency or law enforcement professional, or primary care practice staff member who needs to understand the fundamentals of suicide prevention awareness.

 

CONTACT GREG MARLEY

 

 

Lifelines Teacher Training: Learn How to Teach Youth About Suicide Prevention


 

A full-day program for health educators and others who will implement Lifelines Student Suicide Prevention lessons in the school health curriculum. These lessons are aligned with Maine Learning Results Health Education Standards. They are a part of a research-based, field-tested program which has been evaluated in Maine. Gatekeeper training is a prerequisite for this program.

 

Who Should Attend

School health education teachers, school administrators, school-based clinicians, and behavioral health staff

 

REGISTER FOR LIFELINES TEACHER TRAINING

 

 

Training of Trainers (TOT): Learn to Present a Suicide Prevention Awareness Session


 

A four-hour program available to trained "Gatekeepers" to prepare them to facilitate a 60- or 90-minute suicide prevention awareness session for co-workers, school staff and/or other community members. Easy-to-use packaged materials are provided. Gatekeeper training is a prerequisite for this program.

 

Who Should Attend

Any person who has participated in the Gatekeeper training and would like to provide a Suicide Prevention Awareness session in his or her community, school or workplace

 

TRAINING OF TRAINERS LOCATIONS AND REGISTRATION

 

Transitions Lessons Teacher Training


 

The Transitions Lessons Teacher Training is designed to help schools reinforce concepts presented in the school health curriculum and to better prepare high school seniors for life after high school. These lessons address the changes that students will experience in their lives after graduation. Attendees must have taken Gatekeeper Training and work in a school that has implemented a comprehensive Suicide Prevention Program that includes administrative protocols, agreements with community crisis providers, suicide awareness training for all staff, suicide prevention education for students, and a school climate that promotes safety and respect for all.

 

Who Should Attend

School behavioral health staff, counseling staff, social workers, school-based clinicians, and school staff who interface with high school seniors

 

REGISTER FOR TRANSITIONS LESSONS TEACHER TRAINING

 

 

Middle School Lessons: Learn How to Teach Middle School Youth About Suicide Prevention


 

A full-day program for health educators and others who will implement Middle School Youth Suicide Prevention lessons in the school health curriculum. These lessons are aligned with Maine Learning Results Health Education Standards. Students will learn the about suicide prevention, coping strategies, and the positive and negative aspectes of life stress. Gatekeeper training is a prerequisite for this program.

 

Who Should Attend

Middle school health educators, counselors, and special education staff

 

REGISTER FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL LESSONS TRAINING

 

Suicide Assessment for Clinicians


 

The ability to conduct an effective suicide risk assessment is a vital skill for any clinician. This day-long workshop builds knowledge about suicide trends in high risk populations across the lifespan and takes participants through the steps of suicide risk assessment, intervention, treatment, and use of resources. This program is for those working in clinical roles with youth or adults who need more in-depth resources and information to assess suicide risk.

 

Who Should Attend

Mental health/substance abuse clinicians working in private practice, outpatient and inpatient settings; crisis workers; school staff; and primary care practice staff

 

SUICIDE ASSESSMENT TRAINING LOCATIONS AND REGISTRATION

 

 

Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Presentation


 

The likelihood of schools or youth-serving agencies encountering a suicidal youth is real. Few events are more painful or potentially disruptive to the community than suicide. Protocols provide guidance on steps to take to safely assist youth and staff by providing them with direction, structure and support. This online PowerPoint presentation provides important information for schools and social service agencies interested in developing protocols for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. For technical assistance, contact the Maine Suicide Prevention Program (MSPP) at gmarley@namimaine.org and view the material available on the MSPP website at www.maine.gov/suicide.

 

Who Should View this Presentation

School administrators, health educators, special education and behavioral health professionals, primary care practice managers, behavioral health agency administrators and managers

 

Protocol Development PowerPoint PDF

 

 

Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Annual Conference


 

The Beyond the Basics conference serves as a “best practice” conference offering participants in-depth and progressive information and the latest research in the field of suicide and suicide prevention. The conference is designed for an audience of professionals who have attained basic training and knowledge in suicide and suicide prevention and wish to expand their knowledge and ability to engage in suicide prevention.

 

Please follow this link to see a listing of handout materials from the 2014 conference, held March 14, 2014 in Augusta, Maine.

 


 

Contact Hours
Certificates will be emailed to participants upon completion of an online course evaluation. The link to this evaluation will be sent via email. No partial credits will be given.

 

For these Educational Activities:

  • No conflict of interest exists for planners or presenters
  • No commercial support was received
  • Off label use of products will not be discussed
  • Commercial products will not be displayed

 


 

DHHS Non-Discrimination Notice

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin, in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities, or its hiring or employment practices.  This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Maine Human Rights Act and Executive Order Regarding State of Maine Contracts for Services.  Questions, concerns, complaints or requests for additional information regarding the ADA may be forwarded to DHHS’ ADA Compliance/EEO Coordinators, 11 State House Station – 221 State Street, Augusta, Maine 04333, 207-287-4289 (V), 207-287-3488 (V), TTY users call Maine relay 711.  Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in program and services of DHHS are invited to make their needs and preferences known to the ADA Compliance/EEO Coordinators.  This notice is available in alternate formats, upon request.

 

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