Lifelines Trilogy Training

Lifelines Trilogy

Developed by Hazeldon, this program is broken into three one day workshops.

Participants can take one or all three, depending on their community’s needs. The programs recognise the fact that everybody in the school community has a role in suicide prevention, intervention or postvention.

This Train the Trainer course allows information, resources, knowledge and processes to be embedded in a meaningful and sustainable way.

Workshop Duration

3-days

Your Training

Generally designed as an in-service workshop, this component provides the basic information about adolescent suicide that has the most practical implications for school personnel.

This presentation includes two film clips, one on suicide risk and warning signs and the other on practicing the warm hand-off. It outlines the critical but limited role of faculty and staff in identifying and responding to suicidal behaviour, and identifies in-school referral resources.

The role of faculty and staff in suicide prevention is described in this presentation using three goals:

1) Learning the warning signs of suicide
2) Identifying at-risk students
3) Referring at-risk students to appropriate resources

What You Will Learn

When a school experiences the death of a student or faculty member under any circumstances, that first moment of shock and disbelief is almost immediately followed by the question: “How do we help the school get through this?” When the death is a suicide, there may be even more concern about an appropriate response. The decisions of administrators set the tone for the school’s crisis management strategy. However, it’s important to remember that not only is every level of the school affected by the death but also that every level brings its own kind of support and resilience to the recovery process.

The authors of this manual have been involved in helping schools manage the impact of suicides for over thirty years. Their background and experience combine the wisdom of mental health crisis response with the need for a practical, education-focused school response. The strategies suggested have been field-tested for many years and often incorporate interventions used by the educators with whom they have worked. They have translated the language of mental health into the jargon of the school. Their goal is not to turn the school into a crisis centre or mental health clinic but to help it fulfil its critical but limited role in the process of recovery.

This manual outlines a response strategy that recognizes both the resources and the challenges schools face in dealing with a death within the school community. The designation community is intentionally used because it accurately reflects the composition and climate of a school, as well as provides a systematic structure for response. The authors further define that community as “competent and compassionate” meaning that everyone in the community is concerned about each other’s welfare and knows where and how to get help for themselves and other community members. By considering this “competent and compassionate community” as the context for crisis response, we can begin to impose order on what often seems like a chaotic process.

What You Will Receive:

A 283-page Prevention Manual with curriculum for Years 5 through to Year 12. Lesson Plans with interactive exercises, a facilitators guide, two DVD’s, a flash drive with handouts and slide shows, plus all teacher and parent resources.

A 209-page Intervention Manual with Flash drive with reproducible materials for school administrators, and staff. Parent resources, videos to demonstrate techniques to help school staff deal with challenging situations with at risk students and their parents.

A 192-page Postvention Manual. A flash drive with three slide shows and resources for administrators, school staff and parents. A lesson plan for use with students after a traumatic death has occurred. Resources that help school leaders reduce the risk of suicide contagion behaviour within the school.

Learning Outcomes

Cite the research behind Lifelines that has proven its effectiveness.

The role of a “competent and compassionate school community” in preventing, intervening, and responding to suicide.

The comprehensive components of Lifelines to support the implementation.

The roles and responsibilities of various staff.

How to develop the school’s procedures regarding suicide.

How to inform other school staff and parents about their role in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.

Know how to respond effectively if they become concerned about a student.

How to inform other school staff and parents about their role in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.

How to train other school staff in suicide intervention skills.

Be seen as a resource for students and adults who are concerned about suicide.

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Interesting, informative & well presented. Good balance of film clips, worksheets & reading material. Short film clips were good, except those where the presenter merely stated what was written below.

K. Reval

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