DMHAS: CYSPI Training Component

DMHAS Prevention and Health Promotion Unit

CYSPI Training Component

Partners:  CT Department of Children and Families/CT Youth Suicide Advisory Board, United Way of CT, and Wheeler Clinic/CT Clearinghouse

Goal: To implement selected youth suicide prevention/early intervention strategies.
Objective: The CYSPI seeks to expand the existing Department of Children and Families (DCF)-sponsored training program in recognizing the signs and symptoms of suicidality and depression, and increase the capacity of the State’s clinical workforce to assess and manage suicide risk.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) by LivingWorks
Target Population: Department of Children and Family (DCF) personnel, juvenile justice personnel, foster parents, and schools nurses (training participants). The trainings will be open to other people as space/funds permit, as approved by DMHAS.
ASIST 2-day Training is a two-day workshop designed to provide participants with gatekeeping knowledge and skills. Gatekeepers are taught to recognize the warning signs of suicide and to intervene with appropriate assistance.
ASIST 5-day Training for Trainers (ASIST T4T) Training prepares participants to become registered trainers of the 2-day training.
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR): Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals by the National Suicide Prevention Resource Center and Education Development Center, Inc.
Target Population: Clinical staff (masters/PhD prepared clinicians) of the 17 CT Technical High Schools and Trumbull High School, the DCF Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services clinicians, the CT State University (CSU) System Counseling Services staff, DMHAS Crisis Responders who work with the CSU system, and the clinicians funded through the CYSPI at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Quirk Middle School in Hartford, CT.
AMSR Training is a one-day workshop which focuses on competencies that are core to assessing and managing suicide risk and is a collaboration of the American Association of Suicidology and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
AMSR Training for Trainers is a three-day training that prepares participants to become registered trainers of the one-day training.

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