Umatter Suicide Prevention Awareness and Skills Training
January 10, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am$10.00
Enhance knowledge, comfort, and skills to identify those at risk for suicide in your organization or community, including resources.
The Center for Health and Learning’s Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness and Skills Training Series offers stand-alone 90-minute virtual live sessions to enhance knowledge, comfort, and skills to identify those at risk for suicide in your organization or community. Including resources to get help, Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness and Skills Training provides the fundamental knowledge to build a suicide prevention-aware community or workplace.
The same 90-minute training is offered on the following dates:
- Wednesday, July 12th, 2023: 10-11:30 am
- Wednesday, August 9th, 2023: 10-11:30 am
- Wednesday, September 13th, 2023: 10-11:30 am
- Wednesday, October 11th, 2023: 10-11:30 am
- Wednesday, November 8th, 2023: 10-11:30 am
- Wednesday, December 13th, 2023: 10-11:30 am
- Wednesday, January 10th, 2024: 10-11:30 am
- Wednesday, February 14th, 2024: 10-11:30 am
- Wednesday, March 13th, 2024: 10-11:30 am
- Wednesday, April 10th, 2024: 10-11:30 am
- Wednesday, May 8th, 2024: 10-11:30 am
- Wednesday, June 12th, 2024: 10-11:30 am
About this Training
Participants learn basic knowledge and skills of suicide prevention, including societal myths and attitudes, use of sensitive language, risk factors and warning signs, protective factors, considerations for populations at risk, examples of what to say and do, and local and national resources for help. Participants use behavioral practice techniques to apply a three-step process for talking with someone who presents a suicide risk. The training includes a discussion of best practices for suicide prevention in your organization or community setting.
About the Trainers
Karen Carreira, MA, LMHC (she/her) — Suicide Prevention and Umatter® Program Specialist Center for Health and Learning
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.
Sunny Naughton, (she/her) — Suicide Prevention Trainer
Sunny Noelle Naughton is a nationally recognized entrepreneur and facilitator with over 20 years of experience in creative engagement, youth, and family programming, and connecting the dots. Sunny comes from a background in human services, journalism, and the entertainment business, with a self-designed Media and Journalism Degree from Eugene Lang at The New School. Sunny holds a Masters’s Degree in Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University and is pursuing a second master’s in nonclinical Psychology. Through lived experiences, Sunny has come to find her passion in helping people access what they need to live a content life.
Who should attend
Anyone interested in preventing suicide. General and inclusive across organizations, demographics, and communities.
Objectives of Training
- Know basic information about suicide prevention
- Identify protective factors, risk factors, and warning signs
- Learn the 3-step intervention process and practice it
- Increase confidence and competence to respond
- Understand your role in suicide prevention either in your school, organization, or community
Registration Fee $10.00
Registration Fees are Non-Refundable. This training is designed and presented by the Center for Health and Learning (CHL) under funding from the VT Department of Mental Health to the VT Suicide Prevention Center, a public-private partnership between VT DMH and CHL.
The VT Center for Health and Learning can also bring Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness and Skills Training to your workplace, organization, or community group. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Umatter® Suicide Prevention is a national best practice program developed by the Center for Health and Learning (CHL). Learn more about Umatter® programs (Awareness, TOT, Schools, YYA) HERE.
Center for Health and Learning is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for initiatives that inspire optimal health for all. The mission is to build healthy communities through educational resources, leadership training, policy development, and technical assistance. Learn more about the Center for Health and Learning HERE.