Register for a Two-Day Suicide Prevention Training for Crime Victim Advocates

In partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime, the Education Development Center (EDC) is providing a series of two-day suicide prevention trainings between May and August 2019 nationwide. The train-the-trainer courses are tailored to crime victim advocates who are not clinical mental health professionals. The training series is a part of EDC’s HOPE (Hints, Ask Openly About Suicide, Validate Pain, and Explore Reasons to Live) curriculum designed for advocates of adult crime victims. The HOPE curriculum will teach participants how to properly identify, intervene, and refer individuals who show signs of suicidal behaviors to appropriate care and follow-up treatment. Additionally, participants will learn the fundamentals and strategies necessary to deliver the HOPE curriculum to crime victim advocates in their local organizations and communities.  

The two-day trainings will take place on the following dates and corresponding locations:

  • May 2 – 3, 2019, Washington, D.C.
  • May 21 – 22, 2019, San Antonio, Texas
  • June 4 – 5, 2019, Portland, Oregon
  • June 18 – 19, 2019, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • July 30 – 31, 2019, Denver, Colorado
  • August 1 – 2, 2019, Denver, Colorado (This training is specifically for advocates who serve tribal victims in American Indian country.)

There is no cost to participate in the train-the-trainer HOPE courses. Some travel scholarships are available to eligible crime victim advocates who wish to attend.

Register for one of the two-day trainings today.

View this training opportunity in the TTA Catalog.