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safeTALK and Trauma Surivors
Mon, April 24, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM MDT
safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants don't need any formal preparation to attend the training- anyone age 15 or older who wants to make a diffrence can learn the safeTALK steps.
In this special WINGS presentation, safeTALK will be presented with a focus on trauma survivors, specifically adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Goals and objectives:
safeTALk helps participants become alert to suicide. Suicide-alert people are better prepared to connect persons with thoughts of suicide with life-affirming help. Over the course of the training, safeTALK participants will learn to:
- Notice and respond to situations where suicide thougths might be present,
- Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked,
- Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide;
- Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe, and
- Know the community resources and how to connect someone with thougths of suicide to them for futher suicide-safer help.
- Understand the link between childhood sexual abuse survivors and suicidality.