Training Options

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Training List:

Agency Overview

10-40 min                     FREE

A brief introduction and overview of our agency programs and services plus details about program focus areas when time allows.

2-1-1 Resource Database Training

1 hour                                   $100

Participants will learn in depth about the 2-1-1 program services, how the system works, and how to search the 2-1-1 online database to use for referring clients and community members to agency programs and services throughout Contra Costa County.

Suicide Prevention & Intervention Trainings

Suicide Prevention

1 hour                   $100

A general overview and introduction to suicide prevention where participants explore the issue of suicide, learn current suicide related statistics, how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help.

Suicide Risk Assessment Training- Brief Overview

2 hours $200

A brief overview on suicide risk assessment where participants will explore the issue of suicide, learn current suicide related statistics, understand suicide risk factors, learn how to assess for the level of suicide lethality, apply specific interviewing techniques for collecting accurate risk assessment information, and learn how to identify an action plan assuring safety.

Suicide Prevention & Intervention Training: Half Day

4 hours $400

A half-day interactive workshop including practice vignettes and role play where participants will explore the issue of suicide, learn current suicide related statistics, understand suicide risk factors, learn how to assess for the level of suicide lethality, apply specific interviewing techniques for collecting accurate risk assessment information, and learn how to identify an action plan assuring safety.

Suicide Prevention & Intervention Training: Full Day

8 hours $800

A full-day interactive workshop which includes group discussion, videos, practice vignettes and role play activates where participants will explore the issue of suicide, learn current suicide related statistics, understand suicide risk factors, learn how to assess for the level of suicide lethality, apply specific interviewing techniques for collecting accurate risk assessment information, and learn how to identify an action plan assuring safety.  Participants will practice learned suicide intervention skills in a variety of interactive modules working in pairs, small group, and within the large group setting.

Grief and Loss

Grief, Trauma & Loss: Overview
2 hours $200
A brief overview of what happens to the mind and body during the grieving process, grief symptoms, and strategies to support the bereaved.  Workshop explores the range of “normal grief”, reviews current research regarding the four main theories of how individuals move through grief and briefly touches on traumatic grief and developmentally inappropriate losses.

Grief, Trauma & Loss: Working with Bereaved Clients- Half Day
4 hours $400
An interactive half-day workshop designed for mental health, social work, and other social services professionals to better understand the impact of grief, loss, and trauma have on clients.  Workshop covers current research about grief and bereavement, the ways in which grief can manifest overtime, and strategies to support the bereaved.   Workshop will also cover the differences between traumatic losses (suicide, homicide, accident, etc.) and developmentally inappropriate losses (child death, fetal demise, SIDS, etc.) differ from other types of grief.

Grief, Trauma & Loss: Working with Bereaved Clients- Full Day
8 hours $800
Full-day workshop includes an expanded module on the impact to children, adolescents, and families.  This workshop is designed for mental health, social work, school personnel and other social services professionals to better understand the impact of grief, loss, and trauma have on clients.  Workshop covers current research about grief and bereavement, the ways in which grief can manifest overtime, and strategies to support the bereaved.   Workshop will also cover the differences between traumatic losses (suicide, homicide, accident, etc.) and developmentally inappropriate losses (child death, fetal demise, SIDS, etc.) differ from other types of grief.   Responding to vulnerable populations and how to reduce copycat or contagion can be included if appropriate.  Use of videos, role play, and vignette practice help organization anticipate and respond to those who are bereaved.

Mental Health Stigma & Grief

2 hours $200

An interactive overview of organizational and community best practices following a suicide death.  Participants will explore the intersections of mental health, stigma, and suicide; review the current research regarding suicide, intervention, and prevention; and create a full understanding of the impact of suicide on a friend, family member, or community.  Develop an organizational plan for anticipating and planning for a crisis response and practice short-term response techniques, mid-term response, and long-term planning and follow up care.