safeTALK Suicide Prevention Course
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.
Learning goals and objectives
Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:
• Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
• Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
• Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
• Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
• Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help
• Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer
• Access to support from a local community resource person
• Powerful audiovisual learning aids
• The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
• Hands-on skills practice and development
safeTALK helps expand the reach of suicide intervention skills in communities around the world. Four (4) CEUs are available upon completion of the course.
LOCATION: Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Name: Cassandra LinkenmeyerEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID and Vaccination Requirements: To enter or participate at any indoor AFSP event ALL participants must show proof of vaccination OR provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of the event start time. To be fully vaccinated, a person must have received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer, or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 weeks prior to the start date of the event, otherwise a negative test is required.
Masks are required in the library and will be required for this training.