Suicide Prevention Trainings

Training Programs

For more information on any of the trainings below please call 310-895-2329.

(For training and presentations available in Orange County click here.)


Adolescent presentation (45 to 60 minutes)
The Adolescent Suicide Prevention training provides a very basic overview of suicide prevention for the students. They learn about the nature of suicide, suicide related statistics, how stress, depression and suicide are connected, risk factors and warning signs of suicide. They also learn what to do and who to talk to when a friend or family member is suicidal and are provided resources for suicide intervention.

Adult presentation (1 hour)
The Adult Suicide Prevention training provides an overview of suicide prevention.  
Participants learn about the nature of suicide, suicide related statistics suicide risk factors and warning signs. They also learn how to assess for lethality and provide information on resources for suicide prevention and postvention.

Adult Clinical (1 ½ to 2 hours)
The Adult Clinical Suicide Prevention training provides an in depth view of suicide prevention.  Participants learn about the nature of suicide, suicide related statistics, depression and suicide, suicide risk factors, protective factors and warning signs. They also learn a clinical approach to lethality assessment, how to manage a suicidal person and information on available resources for intervention and postvention.

Clinical (2 to 3 hours)
The Clinical Suicide Prevention training provides an in depth view of suicide prevention from a clinical perspective. Participants learn about the nature of suicide, suicide related statistics, depression and suicide, suicide risk factors (Bio-Psycho-Social, Environment, Demographic, Socio-cultural) protective factors, and warning signs. They also learned how to assess for lethality, how to manage a suicidal client/patient, standard of care and information on available resources for intervention and postvention.

First Responders (2 to 3 hours)
First Responders Suicide Prevention training provides an overview of suicide prevention
Participants learn about the nature of suicide, suicide related statistics, depression and suicide, LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) and military statistics, risk factors and warning signs. They also learn how to assess for lethality and to manage a suicidal citizen, provided guidelines for use at the scene of a suicide or suicide attempt and available resources for suicide intervention and postvention.

Evidence Based Trainings

safeTALK  (3 hours)
The safeTalk training prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Participants learn how to move beyond tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide, identify people who have thoughts of suicide and apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe) to connect a person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid and intervention caregivers.

ASIST (15 hours over 2 days)
The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program provides practical suicide intervention training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
Trainees learn how to recognize invitations for help, to reach out and offer support, review risk of suicide and contract a safe plan. Trainees learn about the structure and process of the evidence based Suicide Intervention Model.  Role play and video demonstrations prepared caregivers to utilize the Suicide Intervention Model and to link those with thoughts of suicide to community resources.