Suicide affects people of all ages, backgrounds & circumstances. Most people with thoughts of suicide don't truly want to die - they just don't know how to go on living.
safeTALK is an evidence-based workshop developed by LivingWorks Education.
Participants learn how to identify persons who may be thinking of suicide and practice four basic steps to help. safeTALK is an effective, short, cost-effective evidence-based training that empowers participants to activate a suicide alert - whether at work, school, home or in the community.
3.5 hour training in suicide alertness
for anyone age 15 or older
groups ideally 15-30 participants (max. 40 participants)
standardized training used in over 20 countries
half a million people trained in safeTALK
COST: 16-30 participants: $50/participant
COST: 10-15 participants: $75/participant
Build Capacity to Save Lives
BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPANTS:
• practical skills in suicide prevention
• sense of empowerment as a suicide-alert community helper
• TALK wallet card
• “You can TALK to Me” stickers
• safeTALK resource manual
• safeTALK Certificate
safeTALK features both presentations and interactive elements:
• Trainer presentations
• Diverse selection of audiovisuals
• Interactive discussions and questions
• TALK steps practice
Your safeTALK Trainer
Caroline Rosta is a registered LivingWorks trainer and experienced presenter, workshop facilitator and educator. She has provided training in schools, universities, community organizations and businesses. Caroline is also trained in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and, like all safeTALK trainers, she is subject to a rigorous quality control process, she participates in ongoing professional development and must facilitate a certain number of workshops each year to retain certified trainer status.
As a Registered Psychotherapist who has first-hand experience supporting people with thoughts of suicide, Caroline is able to bring experience and insight to enrich workshop discussions.
In addition to the trainer, there is a Community Resource Person at each safeTALK workshop who provides assistance and support if any participants are struggling with the subject of suicide during the training. The Community Resource Person is an valuable member of the training team and another source of information.