We provide training and consulting to help individuals and communities foster hope by understanding how to prevent suicide and intervene with those dealing with thoughts of suicide.
LIVINGWORKS START teaches valuable skills to everyone 13 and older and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention. When you sign up for LivingWorks Start training, you'll learn a powerful four-step model to keep someone safe from suicide, and you'll have a chance to practice it with impactful simulations. Safety resources and support are available throughout the program.
Click on the link to create a LivingWorks profile and check available trainings. Please use code 13095.
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, 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, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.
Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.
More info https://www.livingworks.net/safetalk/
School Resource Officer
and Safety Training
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AND SAFTEY TRAINING
This session for school resource officers, safety personnel, and school administration is a basic overview of the school's role in how to help students dealing with thoughts of suicide. Participants in this 2-hour session will leave with the foundation of how to implement simple techniques into their current protocols. We look at an overview of current statistics, steps to take to help a student with thoughts of suicide, and available resources. A postvention piece highlighting how to effectively and safely talk with students and faculty about a suicide loss and what the school can do to help their school move students toward healing.
Applied Suicide Intervention
APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING
This training is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.
Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop.
Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.
More info https://www.livingworks.net/asist/
Training for Trainers
Enter Hope can provide safeTALK T4Ts for your organization. Many organizations train employees and volunteers within their organization to provide the training within their work community and their community at large.
safeTALK Training for Trainers (T4T) is a two-day course that prepares attendees to facilitate safeTALK workshops. By completing a T4T, participants will join over 3,300 trainers around the world who provide life-saving suicide alertness skills through safeTALK workshops. Each T4T is led by LivingWorks instructors who have substantial experience presenting safeTALK and training others to do so.
The T4T course is the first step toward becoming a registered safeTALK trainer. In the course, attendees learn the content and process of safeTALK and the skills needed to conduct it. During the first half-day of the T4T, participants will experience the safeTALK workshop. This provides a shared experience that helps frame the rest of the learning. The remaining time focuses on the skills necessary to lead the workshop, including use of the safeTALK Trainer Manual and audiovisuals, developing the confidence and mastery to present the content, and establishing links with other trainers who may become part of a support network. Attendees can expect a balance of challenge, support, and opportunities for participation at the T4T.