Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
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LivingWorks safeTALK

April 19, 2024
12:30-4:30 pm CST
In-Person N116 Lindquist Center (Teacher Leader Center Professional Development Area), Iowa City, Iowa
Professional Development
Special Event


Ashley Rila
Ashley Rila, Ph.D.
Research & Training Project Coordinator
Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
Samara Harms
Samara Harms
Student Clinician
Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
School Psychology Doctoral Program
University of Iowa

Event Details

safeTALK prepares people to be more alert to suicide and to help persons with thoughts of suicide make safe connections. The intervention goal is that persons with thoughts of suicide connect with someone who will help them keep safe from suicide and access further support.

Participants will leave equipped to:

1. Describe the role of an alert helper/ connector.

2. Identify ways in which personal, cultural, and social attitudes can lead people to miss, dismiss, and avoid opportunities to seek or provide help.

3. Describe the four TALK steps that enable helpers to facilitate safe connections.

4. Demonstrate basic skills in applying these TALK steps.

5. Know how to connect someone to community resources that help them keep safe from suicide.

6. Explain how safety connectors contribute to building a Network of Safety in their organization or community.

By registering for this event, you agree to attend the SafeTALK Training in person in Iowa City, IA. If for some reason you are unable to attend the training, you must notify us at 72 hours before the event, otherwise, we will invoice you $200 for the cost of the training