NAMI NH Connect Program: Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Students

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   School personnel are well-positioned to notice changes in youth behaviors, attitudes, academic performance, or social interactions which may signal symptoms of depression, substance use, and/or other risk factors which may lead to suicide. This training is designed to increase the confidence and competence of school staff in being able to identify individuals who are experiencing suicidality or who have attempted suicide and to effectively respond in a collaborative manner with local and national resources. 

  • The ability to recognize risk and protective factors and respond to warning signs for suicide
  • Skills for intervening with students or others at risk and connecting the individual with appropriate resources
  • Skills to communicate with students and parents/guardians in crisis situations and knowledge of local resources.

“Connect™ Suicide Prevention materials developed by NAMI NH are used for strictly non- commercial purposes and may not be altered and/or used for other purposes without consent from NAMI NH.  The use of these materials without permission of NAMI NH is expressly prohibited. NAMI NH Connect™ program materials are exclusively owned and copyrighted by NAMI NH.  The use of these materials is subject to terms and conditions associated with intellectual property laws.

PRESENTER: Ann Duckless, 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.

3 Contact Hours Available

Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3 & 6

LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 15

CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4

NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).

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Event Details

March 4, 2021
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
NHADACA Members: $30;
Non-Members $40;
NBCC add $5.
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.
For registration information contact: 603-225-7060