Training and Events

Upcoming Trainings


ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may be at risk 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-- ASIST can be learned and used by anyone. 

Lawrence, KS

United Way of Douglas County

2518 Ridge Court

January 25-26, 2018

8:30 AM- 4:30 PM

To Register Contact: Monica Kurz


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Sterling, KS

Sterling College

125 W. Cooper

Sterling KS, 67579

February 15-16, 2018

8:30 AM- 4:30 PM (both days)

To Register Contact: Monica Kurz or Raechel Manley

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Community Engagement


#ChannelKindness in KC

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, NAMI Johnson County, Mental Health America of the Heartland, and Johnson County Mental Health will co-host a discussion focused on how parents and other caring adults can help support our young people's mental wellness.

The event will highlight the findings of Born This Way Foundation’s recently released survey, Kind Communities: A Bridge to Youth Mental Wellness, followed by a parent testimonial by Dr. Arkin, a panel discussion and Q + A. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about local mental wellness resources in their community and will be eligible to win a pair of tickets to Lady Gaga's Joanne World Tour concert on Wednesday, November 15th at the Sprint Center.

The event is part of Born This Way Foundation’s Channel Kindness Tour – a series of activations, youth-led service events, and community gatherings that are organized to coincide with Lady Gaga’s Joanne World Tour. KSPRC's Monica Kurz will be one of many local resources tabling this event. 

When:     Tuesday November 14, 2017

Time:       5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Speaking program begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Where:    Cleveland University 10850 Lowell Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210

Bubble Fest

One Goal KC is hosting an a family day out in the sun. Fun for the whole family. This event will host a Bubble Soccer Tournament for all ages 6 and up. Activities include Soccer Darts, Soccer Pool, rescue dogs for cuddling and much more. One Goal KC has planned this event to help raise awareness about suicide prevention in the KC area. Funds will be donated to Headquarters Counseling Center (the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Operator in Kansas) in the names of Cady, Ciara and Caroline to help fund Headquarter's Teen Peer Crisis Line project. 

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