National Suicidology Training Center
Upcoming Trainings at the NSTC
Suicide Prevention and Postvention Strategies
One Day Virtual Training
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Each session: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm CST

This 6 hour virtual training is for first responders, providers, and peer-support specialists in Louisiana. It is available through a COVID-19 Rapid Relief Grant from SAMHSA.

In times of crisis — stemming from personal issues, pandemic, and natural disasters — caregivers, mental health professionals, first responders, and peer specialists are vital resources. Being well trained to identify, assist, and refer their clients and others in the community who need help requires continuing commitment to self-improvement. This workshop will address the subject of crisis, giving participants general and specific skills in managing crises, suicide assessment, and referral.

The training includes practical information and skills building for working with people during suicidal crisis. In additon to foundation knowledge about Crisis Theory, it provides relevant clinical science about why people die by suicide. The training also includes supervised skills building in asking at-risk people about suicide and how to guide them toward suicide-specific care.

  • Participants will be able to describe advantages of the Active Postvention Model (APM) approach following a suicide over the traditional passive model.
  • Participants will be able to utilize the Crisis Theory map in working with clients who are dealing with a self-defined crisis, in order to determine resources that support the client’s ability to cope.
  • Participants will be taught how to use a four point metaphoric model for self-care in those they serve as well as for their own well-being.
  • Participants will be provided the most current information on suicidology data available to enhance their ability to apply this knowledge with their clients.
Please email or call 225-924-1431 for more information or to enroll.

NSTC is a program of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center (BRCIC). Additional support provided by The American Association of Suicidology, Louisiana State University School of Social Work, and Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors.
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