Two-day suicide prevention training for Kentucky school personnel starts this month through July to meet Sept. 1 deadline


The Regional Prevention Centers and the Kentucky Department of Behavioral Health are sponsoring a series of two-day trainings this summer to equip schools to provide the mandated two hours of suicide prevention trainings for their staffs.

The trainings are free, are appropriate for guidance counselors or teachers who will coordinate suicide prevention efforts in their schools, FRYSC staff, prevention specialists and health educators, and will provide EILA hours.

After attending, participants will be equipped to provide the two-hour mandated staff training required each school year for all administrators, guidance counselors and teachers as well as to help coordinate the delivery of mandated suicide prevention information to all middle and high school students in the state by the Sept. 1 deadline. These trainings will replace, except in rare situations, the delivery of the school trainings by state Division of Behavioral Health staff.

There are currently 13 trainings scheduled across the state. Staff can attend their regional trainings or may opt for a training in a different region if the date is more convenient.

Training dates and locations include:

May 30-31 (Mountain RPC Region) Location: Prestonsburg

June 3-4 (Communicare RPC Region) Location: Elizabethtown

June 5-6 (Pennyroyal RPC Region) Location:  Hopkinsville

June 13-14 (Comprehend region) Location: Maysville

June 17-18 (Adanta RPC Region) Location: Somerset

June 19-20 (Seven Counties/Louisville RPC Region) Location: Louisville

June 25-26 (River Valley RPC Region) Location: Owensboro

June 27-28 (NorthKey RPC Region) Location: Florence

July 11-12 (Four Rivers RPC Region) Location: Paducah

July 18-19 (Cumberland River region) Location: London

July 29-30 (Pathways RPC Region) Location: Ashland

July 31-Aug. 1 (Bluegrass RPC Region) Location: Lexington

 Online registration for all sessions is available here

If you have any questions, contact Lanette Whalen at  or Patti Clark at

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