Training and Education


Community Training and Education

EMPACT provides a variety of nationally recognized training programs and community presentations to individuals and organizations, including:

  • Applied Suicide Prevention Skills Training (ASIST)
    • A 2-day hands-on interactive experience that helps participants become ready, willing, and able to perform suicide first aid intervention.
  • safeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone)
    • A 3-4 hour training that teaches participants how to become alert to identify those who have thoughts of suicide. Participants will learn how to apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe.
  • Suicide TALK (suicide awareness)
    • A 1-2 hour suicide awareness training that encourages participants to explore the topic of suicide prevention.
  • QPR (CPR for suicide prevention)
    • Using the Question, Persuade, Refer model, this 1-hour gatekeep training teaches participants about suicide crisis intervention and where to find help.
  • Mental Health First Aid (understanding and assisting individuals with mental health problems)
    • A 2-day course that educates participants to offer assistance to individuals with mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety disorders, or substance use disorders, before a crisis develops.

Other Trainings and presentation include:

  • Bullying and Suicide
  • Crisis Assessment and Intervention
  • Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Survivors of Suicide Grief
  • Crisis Stabilization
  • Self-injury
  • Signs and Symptoms of Depression
  • Youth Warning Signs of Suicide

For more information on EMPACT Prevention Programs please call: (480) 784-1514 ext. 1219