Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
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Nichols School (Gisel Lecture Hall in Center 63) 
100 River Rock Drive (Suite 300)
1250 Amherst St
Buffalo, NY 14216

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Sue Hemingway 
Education Collaborative of WNY 

Suicide Prevention for School Staff (7 CTLEs)
If CTLEs are desired, please check the appropriate box at registration and provide the additional information requested on the registration form.

This Train-the-Trainer workshop is designed to certify school personnel as a Suicide Safety for School Staff Trainer. This program is supported by the NYS Suicide Prevention Center for all School staff. Upon completion, the trainer will be able to facilitate a one hour in-person training in their own school that is designed to:

  1. Review the importance of suicide prevention in schools
  2. Describe the characteristics of an “at risk” student
  3. Outline a school staff member’s critical but limited role and clarify a building level referral process
  4. Provide information about community resources

Ideal Candidates:  Educators/ancillary staff in schools, and community-based prevention professionals who regularly educate students and school personnel.  Previous training experience is critical.

Class meets on Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Jan. 14. Must attend all sessions to qualify for certification and CTLEs.

Prior to the first session, participants must complete a 2-hour free online training at http://sptsuniversity.org/login/index.php  

SESSION I (2 hours) – Tuesday, October 1

  • Welcome and Introductions (30 minutes)
  • Introduction to the Program and Training Tips (30 minutes)
  • Demonstration of the Program (60 minutes)

SESSION II (2 Hours) – Tuesday, October 22

  • Introduction to Materials (15 Minutes)
  • Small Group: Prepare Materials and Present (1 hour)
  • Debrief (15 minutes)
  • Trainer Agreements (15 minutes)
  • Support and Fidelity (15 minutes)

Session III (1 1/2 hours) – Tuesday, January 14, 2020

  • Report on Training Completed: debrief, Q&A
  • How to file a training report

Facilitator: Dr. Celia Spacone, Erie County Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County Coordinator