Workshops and training are scheduled periodically and developed based on input from CHNA 15 members. Training is designed to enhance and strengthen the work of individuals, organizations and communities and address program content and capacity building topics.


JUST TALK ABOUT IT

A free community workshop sponsored by CHNA 15 and led by Minding Your Mind

May 16, 2017
10:00 AM– 11:30 AM

Minuteman Senior Services, 26 Crosby Drive, Bedford 

This Suicide Prevention Toolkit is designed to train both adults and youth on how to assist adolescents who exibit signs of suicidal ideation and has been approved by the Best Practices National Registry, Section III: Adherence to Standards.

The interactive presentation is designed to promote factual knowledge, promote discussion, ease communication and enlighten participants to the warning signs of mental health issues in adolescents and teens. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

At the completion of the training program, individuals are able to identify the following:

  • what is considered a crisis
  • how stress affects a teenager
  • the symptoms of depression
  • the warning signs most often associated with suicide
  • how to help a student and/or friend

After identifying an adolescent who is at risk for suicide, trained adults or students are able to approach and question the individual about their condition and persuade them to seek help. Following an adolescent's agreement to accept help, the trained individual is able to take the appropriate measures to refer the person for treatment and/or the appropriate trained adult, counselor or teacher. 

The primary goal of the awareness process is to increase the knowledge about suicide and depression while increasing the numver of times student self-reports and engages in help-seeking behavior.

This workshop will be facilitated by Minding Your Mind.  Learn more about minding your mind at www.mindingyourmind.org   

Space is limited and open to individuals, agencies and organizations from within CHNA 15 Communities of: Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Wilmington, Winchester and Woburn.

To register, fill out the form below or email to Randi Epstein, CHNA 15 Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):

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QPR Training

A free community workshop sponsored by CHNA 15 and led by Minding Your Mind

May 23, 2017
10:00 AM– 12:00 PM

Minuteman Senior Services, 26 Crosby Drive, Bedford 

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - the three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. QPR Training reinforces that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. 

WHY IT MATTERS

QPR IS SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS CPR for a MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS. QPR is an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons. The intent is to identify and interrupt the crisis and direct that person to the proper care. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people  trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signes of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Participating in QPR Training is saying "Yes" to saving the life of a student, friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. 

HOW IT IS EFFECTIVE:

After completion of QPR Training, participants will gain the following knowledge:

  • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
  • The common causes of suicidal behavior
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • How to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone who may be suicidal
  • How to get help for someone in crisis

This workshop will be facilitated by Minding Your Mind.  Learn more about minding your mind at www.mindingyourmind.org   

Space is limited and open to individuals, agencies and organizations from within CHNA 15 Communities of: Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Wilmington, Winchester and Woburn.

To register, fill out the form below or email to Randi Epstein, CHNA 15 Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):

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