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Umatter® for Schools – Fall 2023 Series

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - October 24 @ 1:30 pm

$550 – $1550
The Umatter® for Schools Suicide Prevention is a national best practice program for suicide prevention.

FLYER Umatter® for Schools Fall Series

Dates and Times:

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Offered By: CHL

About the Trainers:

Karen Carreira, MA, LMHC (she/her) Suicide Prevention and Umatter® Program Specialist

Karen brings over 20 years of human service experience to this training, working as an LMHC, Board Certified Music Therapist, and Program Director for service providers, including inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, residential, and post-secondary special education. Her skills and attitude support respect and equity and a dedication to superior standards for service delivery. In addition to Umatter® Programs, Karen is a certified trainer in QPR, Mental Health First Aid, and AFSP’s Talk Saves Lives.

Where: The course contains virtual live sessions plus self-paced, asynchronous work


$550 per person

With a team of 3 or more, your administrator (principal) gets a free registration!

$1550 per person – Eligible for 3 Graduate Credits through Vermont State University. (Attendance at all Zoom sessions plus independent course work and final paper required)

Refund Policy: Refunds up to 7 days before the event. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable

*CHL is pleased to present Umatter for Schools under funding from the Vermont Department of Mental Health. Scholarships will be granted through an approval process on an individual basis.

About this Training:

Umatter for Schools aims to help teams build comprehensive suicide prevention awareness, strong and thoughtful conversation facilitation, understanding of roles and responsibilities, protocols for prevention and postvention situations, and be positioned to teach and train other school employees awareness basics in the effort to fortify a solid suicide prevention foundation and culture. Participant teams will engage in all aspects of Umatter Suicide Prevention Awareness Training and Umatter Training of Trainers curriculum and learning via self-paced asynchronous modules and virtual live Zoom sessions.

Who should attend:

Schools are encouraged to send teams with at least two people: a guidance counselor, nurse, health educator, mental health provider, and/or administrator. Support from the school administration is recommended.

Objectives of Training:

● Deepen understanding of risk factors and warning signs

● Develop knowledge skillset and competencies for facilitating conversations about suicide

● Identify, with confidence, the next steps in getting help

● Create and share prevention and postvention protocols

● Ability to train other members of the school community in suicide prevention

● Gain the capacity to break the stigma culture related to mental health, suicide, and asking for help

Additional Information:

Signing up for Umatter for Schools Fall 2023 means you are committing to attend all two Zoom sessions and completing all asynchronous work required in the course.

Course platform login and instructions will be provided via email several weeks before the start of the course by CHL instructors.

The VT Center for Health and Learning can also bring Umatter Suicide Prevention Awareness and Skills Training to your workplace, organization, or community group. Please contact Karen at karen@healthandlearning.org for more information.


October 3 @ 12:00 pm
October 24 @ 1:30 pm
$550 – $1550
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