Training and Events
Addressing Suicide Risk in Substance Use Settings
This training is geared towards substance use treatment professionals, and was adapted from SAMHSA's Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP 50). TIP 50 identifies a four step suicide intervention protocol (G.A.T.E.) which focuses on gathering information about suicide risk, accessing supervision, taking action on the risk and extending action to continue to address and minimize suicide risk. Participants will benefit from an overview of available suicide screening and safety planning resources. Videos, small groups and lecture will be utilized to attain the training objectives. 4 CEU's available. The training is free to participants through grant funding from the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Seating is limited to 50 participants.
- Learn the link between substance use and suicide
- Gain insight into your own personal attitudes about suicide
- Learn warning signs of suicide
- Learn G.A.T.E. components and how to apply them to your role in treatment.
Wichita, May 11- Register
Olathe, May 14- Register
Hays, June 28- Register
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.
July 14-15, 2018
8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
This workshop is free to United Way of Douglas County partner agencies. There is a $35 fee for other interested parties.
To Register Contact: Monica Kurz
Kansas City, KS
Location: KCK Library- South Branch
3104 Strong Avenue, Kansas City, KS
August 15-16, 2018
9:00 AM- 5:00 PM both days
This workshop is free to participants through support from the Kansas Health Foundation and a generous anonymous gift.
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Suicide Awareness and Prevention Workshop
Turner Community Library: Activities Room
831 S 55th Street
Kansas City, KS 66106
Please RSVP at kckpl.org or call (913)295-8250 ext. 4
A "Make Your Own Patronus" workshop to follow.