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Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness and Skills Training – Windsor County

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness and Skills Training – Windsor County

Date: April 22, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: In-person Event
Location: Windsor Town Welcome Center, 3 Railroad Ave., Windsor VT 05089
Cost: $0.

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This training is supported by the Windsor County Sheriff’s Department.

About this Training:
This is an open training for participants to 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 suicide risk. The training includes a discussion of best practices for suicide prevention in your organization or community setting.

About the Trainer:
Kathleen Kilbourne, M.Ed. (she/her)
Kathleen brings to the role of Umatter® Trainer Consultant a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, three state license endorsements (Elem. Education, Special Education, and Administration), as well as over twenty-eight years of service in public education in VT. She has served as a classroom teacher, special educator, principal, and most recently, nonprofit director. Kathleen guest lectures at four universities in VT.

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

Additional Information:
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 Cristina Maddocks at cristina@healthandlearning.org for more information.

Organizer

CHL
Phone
(802) 254-6590
Email
info@healthandlearning.org
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Venue

Windsor Town Welcome Center
3 Railroad Ave.
Windsor,VT05089
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