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Community Educator and Prevention Specialist - Ann Duckless

Ann Duckless, MA, CPS
Community Educator and Prevention Specialist

Ann DucklessAnn brings over 20 years of experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment to the Connect Project. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance abuse-addictions, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a unique systems perspective in dealing with public health issues. Trained as a cultural competence trainer by the Anti-Defamation League, Ann embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/identity. Ann is a foster parent who also teaches classes to other foster/adoptive parents. Her work in suicide prevention honors the students and friends she has known who have died by suicide.

In addition to Connect Suicide Prevention and Postvention, other trainings and workshops presented by Ann include:

Ethical Issues in Suicide Prevention Across the Lifespan, Annual NH Conference, Lincoln, NH, 11/2009

Cultural Effectiveness in Suicide Prevention, GLS Cultural Competence Forum, Indianapolis, IN, 11/2009

Understanding Cultural Factors in Suicide Prevention, Annual MA Conference, Sturbridge, MA, 5/2009

Community-Based Prevention: Takin’ it to the Streets, AAS Annual Conference, Boston, MA, 4/2008