For those involved with caring for others

The Elk Valley Critical Incident Response Team is hosting “Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Post-vention” training on Nov. 16 & 17.

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The Elk Valley Critical Incident Response Team (EVCIRT) will be hosting “Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Post-vention” training. This is a Crisis and Trauma Resources Institute Inc. training workshop.

The first day will teach caregivers the skills needed to identify and assist those at risk of suicide. The second day focuses on providing caregivers with tools to minimize the impact of suicide on survivors. Participants will gain valuable insights into why suicide post-vention is also suicide prevention.

A guide for how to develop a comprehensive suicide prevention plan will also be presented, with emphasis on addressing the root risk factors that lead to suicide.

The training will be held at Elks Lodge Hall on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, from 9 am to 4 pm. The cost of this event is $150, which covers the trainer, training manual, snacks and meals for both days.

Registration is limited to 25 people and the deadline is Wednesday, November 13, for the purpose of ordering materials.

Registration with deposit can be dropped off at the Women’s Resource Centre, 1592, 10th Ave, Fernie, 250 423-4687, or mailed to Elk Valley Critical Incident Response Team, PO Box 1319, Fernie, B.C. V0B 1M0.