The Traumatic Coalitions for Youth Program offers a variety and training programs. There are programs that are offered annually as well as others that can be arranged individually for schools and community groups. Below is a list of these programs.
Watch the TLC website for training dates and venues:
The Annual Suicide Prevention Conference is held each year, usually in November or December, with a national expert speaking on a specific area of suicide prevention.
The Certificate Post Traumatic Stress Management Training and Psychological First Aid with Ethnocultural, Gender, and Developmental Specificity (PTSM) This two-day intensive program, developed by Robert D. Macy, PhD, Director of the Center for Trauma psychology, enables trainees to respond to traumatic events with evidence-based intervention protocols. It is ideal for school crisis team members, crisis counselors and resident assistance counselors in colleges and universities, as well as other youth-serving individuals from behavioral health centers, community and faith-based organizations and social service agencies who would like to learn about providing crisis counseling after a suicide, homicide, accident, or illness.
Advanced PTSM: Response Protocols to Suicide This one-day advanced training program enables trainees to respond to a suicide with best practice protocols which were developed specifically for suicide responses. Prerequisite: Certificate PTSM listed above.
STATEWIDE AND REGIONAL PROGRAMS
Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach) These half-day workshops present an interviewing strategy for eliciting suicidal ideation, planning and/or intent. Originated was by Shawn Shea, MD, and described by David Jobes, PhD, former President of the American Association of Suicidology, as follows: “The CASE Approach moves the clinician almost imperceptibly into the secret internal workings of the mind and soul of the patient tormented by suicidal ideation. I believe that the CASE Approach is a remarkable conceptual and clinical contribution to the field of suicidology. It should be taught to any fort-line clinician. It has the power to meaningfully save lives.”
Classroom Based Psychosocial Intervention (CBI) and Traumatic Incident Intervention (TII) These two training programs present evidence-based protocols for children guiding them through activities to reduce traumatic stress reactions.
STAFF DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES
TLC continues to offer workshops for schools and communities which can be customized to meet the needs of the requesting organization.
All workshops are provided by TLC trainers who are experienced clinicians working with youth, educators, and service providers in a variety of settings including schools, social service programs, juvenile justice facilities, faith based organizations, etc. Several trainers have additional experience as school administrators including that perspective to the trainings.
The following are workshop offerings:
- After a Suicide – Guidelines for Schools
- An Introduction to Evidence Based and Best Practice Suicide Prevention Programs for Schools
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) For educators, law enforcement, mental health professionals, clergy, medical professionals, administrators, volunteers, and anyone else who might be interested in adding suicide intervention to their list of skills
- Creating Safe and Respectful Environments
- Crisis Planning for Vulnerable School Populations
- Depression in Children and Adolescents
- Enhancing Your School’s Crisis Plan
- Helping a Grieving Child
- Managing Trauma and Loss in Schools For Administrators and Crisis Teams
- Preventing Youth Suicide: Awareness Training For Teachers, Parents, and Non-Mental Health Personnel
- People Skills
- Responding to Grief and Loss
- School Crisis – an Administrator’s Guide to Management and Recovery
- Schools and Mental Health-Bridging the Gap in Treating the Whole Child
- School Safety is Every Adult’s Responsibility
- Stress, Burnout and Vicarious Trauma
- Suicide Assessment Training for Clinicians and Counselors
- Supporting Adolescents As They Transition from High School
- Trauma and Youth
- Understanding Trauma and Loss in Youth
- Using the School I&RS Team to Support Students with Mental Illness
- Working with Resistant Teens
- Working with Youth with Mental Health Disorders
For more information on these training programs contact Donna Amundson, LCSW, TLC Program Manager, at 732-235-2818.