Durham College is pleased to offer safeTALK. This is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live.
Participants do not need any formal preparation to attend the training.
Goals and objectives:
safeTALK helps participants become alert to suicide. Suicide-alert people are better prepared to connect persons with thoughts of suicide with life-affirming help.
Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:
- Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts may be present,
- Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked,
- Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, Keep, Safe, and
- Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further suicide-safer help
safeTALK stage #1 and therefore is designed to complement ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), which is a two day suicide intervention skills workshop offered during the winter term. Both safeTALK and ASIST participants have an important role to play in helping to achieve this goal.
safeTALK training focuses on using the TALK steps—Tell, Ask, Listen, Keep, Safe—to engage persons with thoughts of suicide and help to connect them with
life-affirming resources, while using ASIST skills helps these resources provide safety from suicide for now. In effect, safeTALK and ASIST-trained helpers work together with individuals to help them keep safe from suicide.
This training is trademarked by Living Works and is internationally recognized.
Location: Oshawa Campus, Room - JW202
Saturday, February 1, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Current DC student - $40
Alumni or public - $50
To register, call 905.721.3000 and have the course code (CRN) and your credit card ready.