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safeTALK Workshop - Suicide Alertness

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safeTALK Workshop - Suicide Alertness


safeTALK Workshop                 www.livingworks.net

Trainers:     Tiffany Bloss         Trainer Registration #: n40530

                   Kelly Bartle-Bush   Trainer Registration #: n40303

**Workshop limited to 30 Participants for Safety Measures**

December 8th, 2018     10am – 1pm

Steele Memorial Library, Elmira NY

SafeTALK is a half-day training program that teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention. SafeTALK stresses safety while challenging taboos that inhibit open talk about suicide.

The ‘safe’ of safeTALK stands for ‘suicide alertness for everyone’. The ‘TALK’ letters stand for the practice actions that one does to help those with thoughts of suicide: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe.

The safeTALK learning process is highly structured, providing graduated exposure to practice actions. The program is designed to help participants monitor the effect of false societal beliefs that can cause otherwise caring and helpful people to miss, dismiss, or avoid suicide alerts and to practice the TALK step actions to move past these barriers. Six 60-90 second video scenarios, each with non-alert and alert clips, are selected from a library of scenarios and strategically used through the training to provide experiential referents for the participants.

Program Objectives

After training, participants in the safeTALK program should be able to:


Challenge attitudes that inhibit open talk about suicide.

Recognize a person who might be having thoughts of suicide.

Engage them in direct and open talk about suicide.

Listen to the person’s feelings about suicide to show that they are taken seriously.

Move quickly to connect them with someone trained in suicide intervention


Please be mindful to have your phone off during the workshop to be completely present to the content.

Refreshments will be available.



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