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Free Online Training Offered During Suicide Prevention Week

The Statewide Suicide Prevention Council and the Department of Education & Early Development are sponsoring free online suicide prevention training for the public during Suicide Prevention Week. Three courses are being offered September 7 to 13, 2015 on the e-Learning Training Network. To register, contact Samantha Wilson at samantha.wilson@alaska.gov.
 
The free courses being offered are:
 
Suicide Prevention – Part 1 (2.5 hours)
This course is an adaptation of Gatekeeper, an Alaska designed suicide prevention training. The course has been tailored to help educators assess and evaluate youth risk and protective factors, recognize the clues and triggers for possible suicidal action in youth, be able to intervene with a suicidal youth, teach others how to become listeners and to be able to give a concerned response to a suicidal individual, and help identify and access resources available to assist a person in crisis.
 
Suicide Prevention– Part 2 (2.5 hours)
This second course in the series has been tailored to help educators; assess and evaluate youth risk and protective factors, recognize the clues and triggers for possible suicidal action in youth, be able to intervene with a suicidal youth, teach others how to become listeners and to be able to give a concerned response to a suicidal individual, develop and implement a safety plan, and help identify and access resources available to assist a person in crisis.
 
Responding to Suicide: Postvention Guidelines (2 hours)
This third course in the series has been tailored to help educators: implement a coordinated crisis response plan in the event of a suicide; have strategies to help students cope, working with community partners and leaders, guidelines for appropriate memorialization, identifying students at risk of suicide contagion, and how to move forward after a school suicide.