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 http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KYSuicidePreventionSchoolCertificationPD4T.
If you have any questions, contact Lanette Whalen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Patti Clark at email@example.com.