Connect Suicide Postvention: Reducing Risk and Promoting Healing After a Death by Suicide

PRESENTATION:  This training will provide insights into how an agency or community can take a collaborative, comprehensive approach to responding to a sudden death, to include suicide, with particular attention paid to reducing risk of contagion among youth.  Participants will also learn suicide postvention protocols specifically designed for mental health and substance abuse/addiction providers and how these protocols interface with those of other community disciplines.

PRESENTER:  Ann Duckless, MA has worked at NAMI NH in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program for the past eight years, offering trainings in suicide prevention and postvention to a variety of audiences, to include college campuses, military installations, tribal nations, and communities.  She brings over 20 years of experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment to the Connect Program. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance abuse-addictions, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a unique systems perspective in dealing with public health issues. Trained as a cultural competence trainer by the Anti-Defamation League, Ann embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/identity. Ann is a foster parent who also teaches classes to other foster/adoptive parents. Her work in suicide prevention honors the students and friends she has known who have died by suicide.

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4 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 2

LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12     

CRSW Performance Domains:   2-4

NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A & Psychologist Category A

Event Details

November 6, 2020
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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