The Greater Yavapai County Coaltion (GYCC) now provides one of the Top 10 Rated Suicide Prevention Trainings in the nation: SafeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone.
On October 15, 2019 the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), in coordination with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) announced their Top 10 selections for Suicide Prevention Training in answer to the mandated Senate Bill 1468.
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The mandate states that AHCCCS will select and post evidence-based, best practice suicide prevention training materials on their websites. Therefore, schools can select a program from this list as they move to meet state requirements. In addition, all school staff who interact with students in grades 6 through 12 must receive suicide prevention training at least once every three years.
The law, known as the Mitch Warnock Act, was named after a Tempe Arizona teenager who died by suicide.
GYCC offers SafeTALK to Community Leaders, Educators, First Responders and anyone who is interested in builiding a suicide safer community. GYCC also offers Youth Mental Health First Aid and we have an ASIST Trained Staff Person available.
Here are the evidence-based, suicide prevention training programs have been selected:
Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
At-Risk for High School Educators (available online)
ACT on FACTS (available online)
More than Sad – Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and other School Personnel
Be a Link! Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training