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Suicide Response, Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Training

Connect is designated as a National Best Practice Program* that trains professionals and community members to prevent and respond effectively to suicide across the lifespan.   Our public health, socio-ecological model emphasizes collaboration between service providers.  Best practice protocols are provided for each service provider discipline. The training can be customized to meet the needs of a community or organization.

We offer the following training programs:

SUICIDE PREVENTION/INTERVENTION - education about early recognition and skills for responding to attempts thoughts or threats of suicide.    Read more.

SurvivorVoices: Sharing Stories of Suicide Loss
Survivors of suicide loss play an important role in reducing the shame, isolation and guilt felt by loved ones after a suicide death. Speaking privately and publicly about one’s own loss provides insight that goes beyond traditional suicide prevention training. Read more.   

Consultation can be provided in the following areas:

  • assessing community readiness for suicide prevention programming
  • identifying and strengthening community risk and protective factors
  • bringing community members and resources together to build a safety net and promote healing
  •  implementation of program activities and best practices in prevention and postvention
  • sustainability of suicide prevention efforts

Connect staff are available provide conference presentations and keynote addresses on specialized topics.


POSTVENTION -a proactive planning tool to help service providers promote healing and reduce risk after a suicide.   Read more.   

Specialized training in the following areas:

* This designation follows review by national experts from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) who work under contract with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop and maintain the registry.