In-Service CE: safeTALK Suicide Prevention
Presenter: Ventura County Office of Education
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for 10-34 year olds (2014 CDC). In 2013, there were 41,149 suicides in the U.S. - a rate of 12.6 per 100,000 which is equal to 113 suicides each day or one every 13 minutes (2015 CDC). Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help but often these opportunities are missed, dismissed or avoided - leaving people feeling more alone and at greater risk. safeTALk (suicide alertness for everyone, Talk, ASk, Listen and KeepSafe) is a 3 hour that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.
RSVP to Janet at Janet@casaofventuracounty.org or call 805.389.3120.
CE Hours: 3