Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
peer support circle

LivingWorks SafeTALK

November 4, 2023
9:00-1:00 pm CST
In-Person Baker Teacher Leader Center, Lindquist Center, University of Iowa College of Education
Professional Development


Keri Neblett, LMSW
Keri Neblett, LMSW
Regional Training and Delivery Manager, Western Great Lakes
Grant Merrell
Grant Merrell
Suicide Prevention Manager, Northeast USA

Event Details

LivingWorks safeTALK (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.

Learning Goals:

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.

This event is limited to 30 participants. If you’re not one of the first 30 people to register, you will be notified that your name will be on a waitlist.

If for some reason you are unable to attend the training, you must notify us at 48 hours prior to the event, otherwise we will invoice you $200 for the cost of the training.