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      Chat Now

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      800-852-8336
      6pm-10pm PST

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      888-807-7250

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Suicide Prevention Training Throughout California

Didi Hirsch’s Training and Outreach program is based in Los Angeles, but provides in-person services throughout Southern California and virtual services anywhere. Our evidence-based content fosters inclusive, culturally responsive suicide prevention training and whole-person care. Bilingual services are available in Spanish as well.

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Trainings Offered

Adult Presentation (1.5 Hours)

This training provides an overview of suicide prevention and intervention. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of suicide through statistics, the relation to mental health and stressors, warning signs, risk and protective factors, and basic intervention steps.

Adolescent Presentation (45 Minutes to 1 Hour)

This training provides an overview of suicide prevention for adolescents. Participants learn about the nature of suicide through statistics, its relation to mental health and stressors; warning signs, risk and protective factors, and how to support themselves and others. A version of this training for adults is also available.

Clinical Presentation (3 Hours)

This training provides an in-depth view of suicide prevention and intervention from a clinical perspective. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of suicide and learn how to support a suicidal person through risk assessment, safety planning, and aftercare. A version of this training focused on youth is also available.

*Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention Training (6 Hours)

This advanced training provides clinicians with an in-depth, applied experience, which meets the requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) and Board of Psychology. 6 hours of CEUs will be provided.

*SOSA Survivors of Suicide Attempts Facilitator Training (2 Days)

This 2-day training prepares those interested in developing and facilitating the Survivors of Suicide Attempts support group. Participants will acquire knowledge of how to implement and manage this support group, safety issues, resources and helpful tools. To download our Best Practices Manual, CLICK HERE.

Medical Presentation (1 to 3 Hours)

Training provides an overview (in-depth at 3 hours) of suicide prevention and intervention from a medical perspective. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of suicide and learn how to support a suicidal person through risk assessment, safety planning, aftercare, and connection to available community resources.

First Responders Presentation (3 to 6 Hours)

This training provides an overview of suicide prevention, intervention and crisis de-escalation tactics for law enforcement and other first responders. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of suicide and learn how to support a person in crisis through suicide risk/safety assessment and crisis intervention.

*ASIST (2 Days)

The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program is a standardized workshop for healthcare workers, caregivers, and anyone 16 years or older, regardless of professional background, that teaches participants how to assist those at risk for suicidal thinking, behavior, and attempts.

safeTALK (3 to 4 Hours)

This standardized, interactive gatekeeper workshop prepares participants to be ‘suicide-alert’ by recognizing signs, engaging a person with thoughts of suicide, and connecting them to suicide first aid resources.

Services Presentations (15 to 45 Minutes)

These presentations provide an overview of the services that the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center offers, and ways to connect to those services. A special 9-8-8 focused presentation gives a more in-depth overview of our 9-8-8 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline program.

*CEUs available

For more information and training costs, contact:
Nathan Lichtman, Training & Outreach Program Manager
nlichtman@didihirsch.org 
(424) 362-2907

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