TRAINING SCHEDULE

2 Day Basic Training Workshops for Helpline Volunteers

Consist of more than 18 hours of specialized training in:

  • Effective communication
  • Active listening skills (empathy, clarification/paraphrasing, open-ended questions, building confidence, deferral/resource information if appropriate, etc.)
  • Crisis and suicide risk assessment
  • Crisis and suicide theory and techniques in intervention and prevention

Basic Training will be held each year in January, April, July, and October.