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Partnering with American Indians and Alaska Natives in Suicide Response Training

  • Builds on the existing strengths of American Indian/Alaska Native communities
  • Flexibility to customize its training for cultural effectiveness Read more...
  • CONNECT encourages collaboration among key stakeholders to form a common vision and comprehensive approach
  • Based on the public health model
  • Uses a holistic, socio/ecological approach that looks a suicide in the context of the individual, family, clan, tribe and society
  • Trains across service systems
  • Offers best practice protocols for specific disciplines
  • Ensures long-term sustainability by the incorporation/adaptation of its protocols into service provider operations and tribal practices

Connect Training Programs


Prevention/Intervention One day training in early recognition and intervention skills for responding to attempts, thoughts, and treats of suicide.  Read more…

Building a Safety Net: Creating a Community Suicide Prevention Plan Read more...

Youth Leaders: Partnering with Adults in Youth Suicide Prevention Read more...


Postvention  One day training on reducing risk and promoting healing after a suicide or any sudden death. Read more…

Connect's work with indigenous peoples


Developing a Community Postvention Response Plan

SurvivorVoices: a Talking Circle about Suicide Loss Training/supporting survivors of suicide loss to share their story.  Read more…PDF

Healing Words: Speaking Safely About Suicide


Specialized Training
Specialized training in the following areas:

Consultation can be provided in the following areas:

  • Identifying and strengthening community risk and protective factors
  • Assessing community readiness
  • Bringing tribal members and resources together to build a safety net and promote healing
  • Implementing program activities and best practices
  • Creating sustainability of suicide prevention efforts

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