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Monday, October 27, 2014

SafeTALK Training

Suicide Alertness Training for Everyone

Sunday, November 2, 2014
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Saint Patrick Catholic School,
1000 Bolling Ave., Norfolk, VA 23508

Everyone can be trained to be a safeTALK Alert Helper.
School Personnel, Clinicians, Youth Leaders, Parents, Clergy, Resident Assistants, Coaches and all Individuals who work with people at risk and survivors would benefit from this program.


To register, please email: Michelle Peterson
The Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation

Only 30 spots are available for this training. Register ASAP.

This free training is being offered by AFSP VA Chapter in Formation
in partnership with The Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation, Norfolk VA.

safeTALK, a program of LivingWorks,  is three hour suicide alertness training is presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  This training prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety.

Expect to be challenged…expect to have feelings…expect to be hopeful.  Most persons with thoughts of suicide go unrecognized—even though they are, directly or indirectly, requesting help.  Without suicide prevention knowledge and skills, these invitations often go unaccepted, or even unnoticed. With more suicide alert helpers, more people with thoughts of suicide will get connected to the intervention help they want.  Suicide alert helpers are part of a suicide-safer community. Powerful video clips illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice help stimulate learning.  Learn steps that contribute to saving lives. 

Practice the TALK steps – Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe.

CEU’s are available for safeTALK training attendees.

For additional information on safeTALK or to obtain CEU information,
please contact Melanie Varady at