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Prevention Training

How can I arrange a suicide prevention training?
Training may be arranged by contacting the Helpline Center by phone at 2.1.1 or e-mail Taylor Funke

Upcoming training schedule:  

 

Monday January 9, 2017  (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Training is free.  Lunch will be one hour on your own.

Helpline Center Training room; 1000 N West Ave, Suite 310 Sioux Falls, SD

To register visit:  https://jan2017ymhfa.eventbrite.com or call (605) 339-4357 or email:  Taylor@helplinecenter.org

 

Friday January 13, 2017 (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)

QPRT:  Question, Persuade, Refer or Treat Training

Training is free.  Lunch will be one hour on your own.

Helpline Center Training room; 1000 N West Ave, Suite 310 Sioux Falls, SD

To register visit:  https://QPRT.eventbrite.com or call (605) 339-4357 or email:  Taylor@helplinecenter.org

 

Tuesday January 17, 2017 – March 7, 2017 (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)

SAS: Surviving After Suicide support class

Eight-week support class 

Training is free.  Lunch will be one hour on your own.

Helpline Center Training room; 1000 N West Ave, Suite 310 Sioux Falls, SD

To register visit:  https://saswinter2017.eventbrite.com or call (605) 339-4357 or email: Barbara@helplinecenter.org  

 

 

Wednesday January 18, 2017 –QPRT: Question, Persuade, Refer or Treat

8:30-5:00 PM

Human Services Center – South Training Center

12\32 Mickelson Drive

Yankton, SD

Training is free.  Lunch will be one hour on your own.

Question, Persuade, Refer, or Treat (QPRT) is a Suicide Risk Assessment and Risk Management training for professionals responsible for the care and safety of clients at elevated risk for suicidal behaviors in all settings and across the age span. Professions will learn a suicide risk assessment interview and develop a risk management plan, as well as identifying how to avoid suicide malpractice.

Who should attend this training?

  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist

To register visit: https://QPRTatHSC.eventbrite.com or call (605) 339-4357 or email: Taylor Funke

CEUs available through NBCC for 7 contract hours- provided through the QPR Institute   

 

Thursday January 19, 2017 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Mental Health First Aid: Military Members, Veterans and their Families

Training is free.  Lunch will be one hour on your own.

Helpline Center Training room; 1000 N West Ave, Suite 310 Sioux Falls, SD

To register visit:  https://mhfavet2017.eventbrite.com or call (605) 339-4357 or email:  Taylor@helplinecenter.org

 

Tuesday January 24 and Wednesday January 25, 2017  (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

ASIST:  Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Training is free.  Lunch will be one hour on your own.

Helpline Center Training room; 1000 N West Ave, Suite 310 Sioux Falls, SD

To register visit:  https://jan2017asist.eventbrite.com or call (605) 339-4357 or email:  Taylor@helplinecenter.org

 

Monday February 6, 2017 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Mental Health First Aid: (aimed towards higher education)

Training is free.  Lunch will be one hour on your own.

This Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is geared towards those individuals who work in higher education.  

Helpline Center Training room; 1000 N West Ave, Suite 310 Sioux Falls, SD

To register visit:  https://Feb2017mhfa.eventbrite.com or call (605) 339-4357 or email:  Taylor@helplinecenter.org

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Thursday February 9, 2017

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Helpline Center- Training Room

1000 N West Ave; Suite 310

Sioux Falls, SD

Training is free.  Lunch will be one hour on your own.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches adults assisting young people with a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of mental illness or in crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care.   A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them. 

Anyone can take the course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18—teachers, coaches, faith leaders, social workers, and other caring adults.  

To register visit:  https://YMHFAfeb2017.eventbrite.com or call/e-mail 605-339-4357 Taylor Funke

In order to allow us to offer this course for free, you will be asked to participate in a simple follow-up questionnaire.

 

QPRT:  Question, Persuade, Refer or Treat

Friday February 10 , 2017

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

University Lutheran Center- 1404 8th Street 

Brookings,  SD

Training is free.  Registration is required using the eventbite site link below.

One hour lunch on your own.

The QPRT suicide risk management inventory was developed to help professionals who assist, evaluate, counsel or treat persons at risk of suicide to better assess and assist those persons at elevated risk for suicidal behaviors.

QPRT is a risk detection, risk assessment and risk management tool designed to gather critical, standardized information about a person’s status in an intake, screening or interview setting, while also establishing a safety/intervention plan for those determined to be at risk of suicide.

Who should attend this training?

  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist

To register visitqprtbrookings.eventbrite.com or call/e-mail 605-339-4357 or Taylor Funke

 

 

Suicide Prevention for Primary Care Providers and Staff

Wednesday February 15, 2017

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Avera Hospital- Community Training Room (downstairs)

Mitchell, SD

Training is free.  Registration is required

At the conclusion of the session, participants will:

  • Understand the scope (prevalence) of the problem of suicide in South Dakota
  • Know the common warning signs and risk factors for suicide
  • Know different strategies to assess risk for suicide in your patients
  • Learn about different ways your office can be prepared to respond to patients at different levels of risk for suicide
  • Gain knowledge to develop a safety plan for your suicidal patient

GET INFORMED:

  • Nearly half of the people who die by suicide have seen a primary care provider within a month before their death.
  • Although mental illness, such as depression, is highly prevalent among people who die by suicide, relatively few sought mental health specialty services in the weeks preceding their death.
  • Primary care is often the place where patients come for their mental health needs; primary care staff are in a position to recognize suicide risk and intervene – if they 

To register visit:  https://primarycaretraining.eventbrite.com or call/e-mail 605-339-4357 or Dr. Barbara Bettelyoun

 

Mental Health First Aid

Monday February 27, 2017

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Helpline Center Training Room- 1000 N West Ave Suite 310

Sioux Falls, SD

Training is free.  Registration is required. One hour lunch on your own.

This Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is geared towards those individuals who work in higher education. MHFA the initial help given to someone who may be developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The aid provided is not a substitute for professional help, but may help in stabilizing the person until appropriate professional or other assistance can be engaged.

This 8-hour course teaches people how to give first aid to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis situation and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder. Participants learn the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems, where and when to get help, and what type of help has been shown to be effective.

Mental health problems covered include depression, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorders.

To register visit:  https:// Feb17mhfa.eventbrite.com or call/e-mail 605-339-4357 or Taylor Funke

 

 

QPRT: Question, Persuade, Refer and Treat

Thursday March 9, 2017

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Helpline Center Training Room- 1000 N West Ave Suite 310

Sioux Falls, SD

Training is free.  Registration is required. One hour lunch on your own.

Question, Persuade, Refer, or Treat (QPRT) is a Suicide Risk Assessment and Risk Management training for professionals responsible for the care and safety of clients at elevated risk for suicidal behaviors in all settings and across the age span. Professions will learn a suicide risk assessment interview and develop a risk management plan, as well as identifying how to avoid suicide malpractice.

Who should attend this training?

  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist

To register visithttps:// QPRTmarch.eventbrite. or call/e-mail 605-339-4357 or Taylor Funke

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Monday March 13, 2017

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Helpline Center Training Room- 1000 N West Ave Suite 310

Sioux Falls, SD

Training is free.  Registration is required. One hour lunch on your own.

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, however, it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people ages 12-18 — teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens.
To register visit:  https:// March17ymhfa.eventbrite.com or call/e-mail 605-339-4357 or Taylor Funke 

In order to allow us to offer this course for free, you will be asked to participate in a simple follow-up questionnaire.

 

For all class descriptions:  See below  

  Available Suicide Prevention Training(s):

Please check our calendar for dates, times and locations of upcoming training’s:

Making Educators Partners in Suicide PreventionMaking Educators Partners in Suicide Prevention is an online interactive training program for educators and school staff. Designed in a series of 5 modules, it addresses the critical but limited responsibilities of educators in the process of identification and referral of potentially suicidal youth. It focuses on the practical realities and challenges inherent in the school setting through a variety of training formats that include lecture, question and answer, and role plays. Experts in mental health and suicide prevention provide informed commentary and parents of children who’ve died by suicide speak eloquently about the important role that school-based suicide awareness programs can play in the prevention process. School professionals and Staff

Means Restriction Training – Restriction Education is designed to help parents and adult caregivers of at-risk youth recognize the importance of taking immediate, new action to restrict access to firearms, alcohol, and prescription and over-the-counter drugs in the home. The intervention also gives parents and caregivers specific, practical advice on how to dispose of or lock up firearms and substances that may be used in a suicide attempt.  This training will take approximately 1 hour – 1.5 hours.  The targeted audience would be staff from the Emergency Department and behavioral health staff.  The number that can attend this training would be 30 people.

Safety Planning is used to provide people who are experiencing suicidal ideation with a specific set of concrete strategies to use in order to decrease the risk of suicidal behavior. The safety plan includes coping strategies that may be used and individuals or agencies that may be contacted during a crisis. The Safety Planning Intervention is a collaborative effort between a treatment provider and a patient. The basic steps of a safety plan include (a) recognizing the warning signs of an impending suicidal crisis; (b) using your own coping strategies; (c) contacting others in order to distract from suicidal thoughts; (d) contacting family members or friends who may help to resolve the crisis; (e) contacting mental health professionals or agencies; and (f) reducing the availability of means to complete suicide.  The number of people that could attend this training would be 30 people. This training will take approximately 1 hour – 1.5 hours.  The target audience would be any behavioral health or health staff.

QPR-T – The QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Training Program is an 8 hour course for health professionals that is designed to reduce mental health consumer morbidity and mortality by standardizing the detection, assessment, and management of patients at elevated risk for self-directed violence in all settings and across the age span.  QPR-T is very different than the general QPR, which targets the general public to identify warning signs of suicide and intervene. The QPRT suicide risk assessment protocols are guided clinical interviews developed through expert opinion and anchored in the scientific literature on suicide risk assessment. Protocol questions produce a standardized suicide risk assessment that includes documentation of risk and protective factors, current suicidal ideation, desire, intent, planning, past attempts and other self-report of suicide capability.  This training targets behavioral health and health professionals that assess and manage patients at risk for suicide.  The number of people that could attend this training is 25.

QPR – QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. In this one to two-hour training, participants first learn about the nature of suicidal communications, what forms these communications take and how they may be used as a stimulus for a QPR intervention.

Mental Health First Aid – Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches the general public how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps individuals identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The program helps build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.  The target audience would be community members who might come in contact with individuals experiencing a mental health problem.

Youth Mental Health First Aid – Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents ages 12-18.  This 8 hour course emphasizes the importance of early intervention and covers how to help and adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community. This is a 2-day training limited to 30 people.

Survivor Voices – This is a national best practice two-day training for survivors of suicide loss who would like to learn how to tell their story safely and effectively.  The first day of the training will focus on the basics of public speaking, issues to be aware of around speaking about suicide, safe messaging, honing your message for particular audiences/media, and composing your personal story. The second day of the training will give you an opportunity to share your presentation, evaluate yourself, get feedback from the group, discuss how to be responsive to your audience, and review responses to difficult questions. The remaining session will be spent learning more about the services of the Helpline Center, available resource materials and discussion about how you might volunteer to help with suicide prevention or to provide support to other survivors.

SAS- Surviging After Suicide  – Surviving After Suicide (SAS) is an eight-week education and support class for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Suppressing grief keeps one in a continual state of stress and shock, unable to move from it.  The class is designed to help survivors express and understand the troubling and powerful grief they experience in a safe place along with other people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

The SAS education and support class is sponsored by the Helpline Center, which is certified by the American Association of Suicidology and has staff that are trained in the area of suicide prevention, intervention and loss.  

Shield of Care Shield of Care is an 8-hour, evidence-informed curriculum that teaches juvenile justice staff strategies to prevent suicide in their correctional facility environment. There is also a refresher course for those who have taken the training in the past.