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Suicide Prevention: A Gatekeeper Training for School Personnel

Suicide Prevention: A Gatekeeper Training for School Personnel

Suicide Prevention: A Gatekeeper Training for School Personnel is based on current best practices and is designed for teachers and school personnel of all grade levels to increase their knowledge about suicide and crisis issues in youth.

This two-hour training:

Attendees will learn how to:

The advantages of our in-person training:

Testimonials:

“Phenomenal!! Our staff was super engaged and interested in this training. Your staff was fantastic and my boss and principal were happy!!!”
-Dr. Daniela LaBarre, School Psychologist, Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School

“Our school district recently contracted with Riverside Trauma Center to provide suicide awareness and prevention training to our staff of approximately 150 educators.  Our presenter was very knowledgeable on this very important and sensitive subject matter and delivered a caring and informative presentation. I would highly recommend Riverside Trauma Center.”
-Nancy Landry, Human Resources Manager, Quabbin Regional School District

“I think the presentation was strong and meaningful to our faculty. It positions us to re-frame our approach and thinking to the social and emotional needs of students.”
-John F. Gould, EdD, Dartmouth High School Principal

Pricing for this two-hour training starts at $500 per school for any size group. For more information or to schedule a training, please contact Jenny Huynh at 781-433-0672, ext. 5738 or jhuynh@riversidecc.org.

Our expertise:

Our highly-trained, licensed mental health professionals specialize in suicide prevention and postvention, trauma response, crisis intervention, grief counseling, resilience, and trauma-informed care. We have:

Creators and key presenters of this training:

Larry Berkowitz, EdD, Director of Riverside Trauma Center

Larry has over 25 years of clinical experience and program management and a doctoral degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University. He is a licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts with an appointment as a Teaching Associate in Psychology, Part Time, at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry.

Joanna Bridger, LICSW, Clinical Services Director of Riverside Trauma Center

Joanna has over 20 years of trauma-related work experience and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She is an independently licensed social worker in Massachusetts.

Jim McCauley, LICSW, Associate Director of Riverside Trauma Center

Jim has over 25 years of clinical experience and program management and his Master of Social Work from Boston University. He is an independently licensed social worker in Massachusetts and a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology Department at Suffolk University.

References for Riverside Trauma Center:

Deborah A. Helms, Director, Samaritans of Merrimack Valley

Stephen Murphy, Director of Business Development, The Bridge Training Institute

Lynn Sanford, LISCW, author of “Strong at the Broken Places” and widely recognized expert in the treatment of psychological trauma

Other services for schools:

Trauma Response
Suicide Prevention Trainings and Screenings
Suicide Postvention

*Publications supporting outcomes of this training:
Mirick, J. McCauley, J. Bridger, and L. Berkowitz, (5/9/2015). “Continuing Education on Suicide Assessment and Crisis Intervention: What Can We Learn about the Needs of Mental Health Professionals in Community Practice?”Community Mental Health Journal.doi: 10.1007/s10597-015-9884-2. Abstract available online:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25956584

 

Mirick, J. McCauley, J. Bridger, and L. Berkowitz, (in press). “Continuing Education on Suicide Assessment and Crisis Intervention: What Can We Learn about the Needs of Mental Health Professionals in Community Practice? A three month follow-up.” Journal of Teaching in Social Work.