Please register here. TLC Credit (2): IS, SEBMH

Presenter: Ashley Rila, PhD, Research & Training Project Coordinator; Samara Harms, Graduate Research Assistant

Description: safeTALK prepares people to be more alert to suicide and to help persons with thoughts of suicide make safe connections. The intervention goal is that persons with thoughts of suicide connect with someone who will help them keep safe from suicide and access further support.

Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the role of an alert helper/ connector. 2) Identify ways in which personal, cultural, and social attitudes can lead people to miss, dismiss, and avoid opportunities to seek or provide help. 3) Describe the four TALK steps that enable helpers to facilitate safe connections. 4) Demonstrate basic skills in applying these TALK steps. 5) Know how to connect someone to community resources that help them keep safe from suicide. 6) Explain how safety connectors contribute to building a Network of Safety in their organization or community.

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Friday, April 19, 2024 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Lindquist Center
PDA Room - Baker Teacher Leader Center
240 South Madison Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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