When Conversation Turns to Suicide (Thurs/Fri)

Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

When Conversation Turns to Suicide is a 16-hour training based in the Alternatives to Suicide approach, and intended as an alternative to ASIST, QPR, and similar approaches that remain rooted in conventional medicalized systems. This training is open to providers, family members, peer supports, first responders, and anyone else who wants to learn how to […]

Alt2Su Community Forum

WHEN: November 2nd, 2-3:30pm ET LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85222285788 Join us for a meeting to talk about the state of our Alternatives to Suicide Support groups, especially on zoom.  This is an opportunity for anybody who has participated in groups to listen and share about how the groups are going, and what if any changes our community […]

Anti-Oppression Training (Mon, Tues, Wed)

Join Sera Davidow, Rafael Rodriguez, and Ebony Flint as they offer a three-day anti-oppression training. This training aims to examine what being a “good” person really means, how to understand privilege and use it for good, effectively owning and apologizing for your missteps, and strategies for interrupting situations where people are saying or doing things […]

Alternatives to Suicide Group Facilitator Training (Wed, Thurs, Fri)

Holyoke Community College 303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, Massachusetts

The Alternatives to Suicide approach was developed by the Wildflower Alliance in 2009 as one of the only peer-to-peer groups that allows for in-depth discussion of suicidal thoughts. Rather than risk assessment and behavior control, these groups are based in creating a non-judgmental space in which to break the silence and shame around suicide (and […]

Compassionate Accountable Conversations Training (Wed, Thurs, Fri)

The Wildflower Alliance is excited to host a Compassionate Accountable Conversations training provided by Growing a New Heart. In our work of supporting healing and empowerment for communities and people who have been impacted by various life-interrupting challenges, we sometimes engage in conversations about harm and accountability. These conversations are not easy, and we know […]

Financial Planning: Building a Team to Carry On

This training prioritizes Massachusetts families, but is free and open to anyone. Donations welcome!! Join us for an informational webinar on special considerations for financial planning when you support an adult loved one. We will cover the basics, such as types of financial and estate planning documents, ABLE accounts and other supplemental needs trusts, and […]

Book Talk: Your Consent Is Not Required

Learn more about the use of force in psychiatric care from author and investigative journalist, Rob Wipond. Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street Holyoke, MA 01040 REGISTRATION IS APPRECIATED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. FREE EVENT, DONATIONS WELCOME!! Join journalist and author, Rob Wipond, as he shares some of his book, “YOUR CONSENT IS NOT REQUIRED: The […]

Book Talk: Your Consent Is Not Required

Learn more about the use of force in psychiatric care from author and investigative journalist, Rob Wipond. Franklin County Co-op, 170 Main Street Greenfield, MA 01301 REGISTRATION IS APPRECIATED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. FREE EVENT, DONATIONS WELCOME!! Join journalist and author, Rob Wipond, as he shares some of his book, “YOUR CONSENT IS NOT REQUIRED: The […]

Book Talk: Your Consent Is Not Required

Learn more about the use of force in psychiatric care from author and investigative journalist, Rob Wipond. Advocates, 1881 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701 REGISTRATION IS APPRECIATED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. FREE EVENT, DONATIONS WELCOME!! Join journalist and author, Rob Wipond, as he shares some of his book, “YOUR CONSENT IS NOT REQUIRED: The Rise In […]

Book Talk: Your Consent Is Not Required

Learn more about the use of force in psychiatric care from author and investigative journalist, Rob Wipond. Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library, 1 Wendell Avenue Pittsfield, MA 01201 REGISTRATION IS APPRECIATED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. FREE EVENT, DONATIONS WELCOME!! Join journalist and author, Rob Wipond, as he shares some of his book, “YOUR CONSENT IS NOT […]

Families Partnering Together

This training prioritizes Massachusetts families,but is free and open to anyone. Donations welcome!! Join Cindy Hadge and Sera Davidow for this training on families learning to navigate crisis without ending up in Emergency Rooms, hospitals, and other invasive interventions that can too often be traumatic and lead to further breakdowns in trust and connection. This […]

Intentional Peer Support Training (Mon-Fri)

Clarion Hotel 1080 Riverdale St, West Springfield, MA, United States

Join your trainers, Cindy Hadge, Liz Mombourquette and Sasha Dunbar for this 5-day Core Intentional Peer Support (IPS) training. Intentional Peer Support provides a powerful framework for creating transformative relationships where both people learn and grow together. IPS is used across the world in community, peer support, and human services settings, and is a tool […]

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