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Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM)- Trainers Workshop HOUSTON

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Counseling on Access to Lethal Means Training of Trainers Workshop-HOUSTON

October 17: 1:00-5:00pm and October 18 8:00-4:30pm

Houston City Hall

901 Bagby Street - Legacy Hall

Houston, TX 77002

Refund policy: Because a minimum is needed to hold this class, no refunds within 30 days of the training, but substitutions are permitted at any time.

Please note: A minimum number of registrants are required to hold this class. Please contact us before making your travel arrangement to ensure the class meets the minimum attendance requirements.


CALM Training of Trainers Workshop:

The 1.5 day Training of Trainers workshop offered on October 17 and 18. This training prepares workshop leaders to conduct CALM training in their organizations and communities. YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH OCTOBER 17 & 18.

The cost is $560.00.

Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies.This course is about how to reduce access to the methods people use to kill themselves. It covers who needs lethal means counseling and how to work with people at risk of suicide—and their families—to reduce access.

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Explain that reducing access to lethal means is an evidence-based strategy for suicide prevention.
  • Explain how reducing access to lethal means can prevent suicide.
  • Identify clients for whom lethal means counseling is appropriate.
  • Describe strategies for raising the topic of lethal means, and feel more comfortable and competent applying these strategies with clients.
  • Advise clients on specific off-site and in-home secure storage options for firearms and strategies to limit access to dangerous medications.
  • Work with your clients and their families to develop a specific plan to reduce access to lethal means and follow up on the plan over time.

This training is relevant for:

  • Law Enforcement
  • First Responders
  • Military and veteran service organizations
  • Health care professionals
  • School counselors and administrators
  • Mental health and behavioral health providers
  • Other community members working with individuals at risk of suicide


About the Trainer: Elaine Frank

Elaine Frank was the Program Director at the Center on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) at the Injury Prevention Center at Dartmouth College for almost twenty years. CALM is a program that she developed and has promoted in collaboration with Mark Ciocca, a practicing psychologist and this curriculum underwent extensive revisions in late 2018. As Program Director at CALM, she developed New Hampshire’s first Suicide Prevention State Plan. She currently is a member of New Hampshire’s Suicide Faculty Review Committee. Ms. Frank also chairs the New Hampshire Firearms Safety Coalition, which developed the Gun Shop Project, an effort to expand suicide prevention efforts to gun shops and firing ranges. Ms. Frank holds a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.




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