Tuesday, October 13, 2015

FREE safeTALK training

The DC Sheriff’s Office Youth Education & Safety in Schools Program (Y.E.S.S.) in partnership with the Rotary of Castle Pines, and Castle Rock Adventist Hospital and the Douglas Arapahoe Suicide Prevention Alliance are offering a FREEsafeTALK training on November 10, 2015. Dinner will be provided by the Rotary of Castle Pines. The training will be held at the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital.

Dinner 5:00-5:30pm
Training 5:30-8:30pm.

Dinner provided and feel free to eat while we train! Please arrive a few minutes early to complete registration process.

LOCATION: Castle Rock Adventist Hospital—2350 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO 80109—Gateway Mesa Conference Room

REGISTRATION: Email Phyllis Harvey pharvey@dcsheriff.net Questions please feel free to call: 303-814-7033 Limited space available in each workshop!

Who should attend:
Anyone over the age of 15! safeTALK is not designed for those that have experienced a recent suicide loss. If you are grieving the recent loss of a loved one to suicide, we recommend you join a support group or visit http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide to find useful information related to coping with suicide loss. 

safeTALK, about three hours in duration, is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 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 safeTALKtrained 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, and intervention caregivers. 

Powerful video clips illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice help stimulate learning. Learn steps that contribute to saving lives.