safeTALK Suicide Prevention Training
October 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources.
Participants will learn to:
- Notice and respond to situations where suicidal thoughts 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, and KeepSafe.
- Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help.
This training is brought to you by DCNP, Kishwaukee College, and the DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board with generous support from First Midwest Bank.
Free for DCNP members through support from First Midwest Bank and our partnership with Kishwaukee College.
Participants must be at least 15 years old.
Participation is limited to 30 people. The training will not be held if fewer than 15 people register. Participants are expected to stay for the entire 3.5 hours. The trainers cannot accommodate people who are more than 10 minutes late.
Register by October 11 to attend.
CEUs for Professional Counselors are included at no cost as part of the safeTALK workshop. Those seeking CEUs for all other professions need to individually apply for and take a post-test online through the Living Works website and pay $15: https://www.livingworks.net/continuing-education.
Contact Stephanie Dewinski MSW, LSW with questions about CEUs (630-482-9699 ext 227).
Light refreshments will be available. Please note – lunch is not provided.