safeTALK Training for Trainers (T4T) is a two-day course that prepares candidates to become safeTALK trainers.
Candidates learn to present the half-day safeTALK suicide alertness training in their own organizations and communities. The T4T course provides a positive and safe learning environment with mutual support and respect for differences.
Candidates are required to attend an ASIST workshop in the 24 months prior to the safeTALK T4T. ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is LivingWorks’ two-day intervention skills workshop, and often integrates with safeTALK. ASIST-trained caregivers complete the intervention process that safeTALK-trained alert helpers initiate.
safeTALK T4T workshop objectives:
- Better understand the key processes and content features of safeTALK;
- Learn how to use the safeTALK Trainer Manual and audio-visuals to prepare for and facilitate the training;
- Develop confidence to begin presenting and facilitating safeTALK;
- Establish or strengthen links with other candidate trainers who may become part of a support network.