Over the past decades, evidence of trauma as a root cause underlying a number of social issues continues to build. This one day training will examine how traumas ranging from adverse childhood experiences to systemic oppression to financial insecurity are implicated in rising suicide rates across the United States. Participants will explore concrete ways to trauma-inform their approach towards suicide both in one-on-one dialogue and on a systems-level. This training will be facilitated by individuals with their own personal history navigating experiences of trauma and suicide attempts and who have worked extensively supporting others using the internationally-recognized “Alternatives to Suicide” approach. This curriculum will include role-play dialogues demonstrating how the approach’s key elements of Validation-Curiosity-Vulnerability and Community (VCVC) can be utilized by individuals in various roles to navigate the topic of suicide with greater trauma awareness and sensitivity.”
Register for one of the following three sessions:
Click HERE to register for Thursday, May 23rd, Behavioral Health Network, Training Room, 35 Warwick Street, Springfield, MA
Click HERE to register for Friday, May 31st, Bangs Community Center, Glass Room, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA
Click HERE to register for Wednesday, June 12th, Greenfield Community College, Room C208, One College Drive, Greenfield, MA
These trainings are free and open to anyone. Continuing Education Credits have been requested for Social Workers and LMHCs.