Below are current trainings we offer. To inquire about available trainings, please contact [email protected]

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is designed to help caregivers recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. The workshop is for all caregivers (any person in a position of trust). This includes professionals, paraprofessionals, faith leaders, and community members.

Question. Persuade. Refer (QPR)

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. This workshop is for all community members.

Hope, Help, & Heal

Hope, Help, Heal is a virtual community event to support, educate and connect families and caregivers by initiating a discussion around youth mental health. Topics covered in this event include; anxiety, social media, suicide prevention, substance misuse, and more. This event is brought to you in colloboration by High Desert ESD, Culture of Care, Bend-La Pine Schools, Redmond School District, Sisters School District and Deschutes County Health Services.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

Mental Health First Aid

An evidence-based, in-person training program with proven ability to teach individuals how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of mental illness and substance use disorders and link people with appropriate treatment and support. Mental Health First Aid increases the understanding that mental illnesses are real, common and treatable.

Connect Suicide POSTvention

Suicide Postvention is a planned response after a suicide loss to help with healing and to reduce the risk of further suicide incidents. This training focuses on best practices to coordinate a comprehensive, safe response to a suicide. Audiences appropriate for this training are organizations such as social services, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, behavioral health agencies. This training is not offered to the general public; if you’re interested in this training please request a training for your organization.

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