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Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training for Social Service Agencies: Recognizing Individuals at Risk, Connecting with Them and Connecting Them to Help

  • January 20, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 0


A 4-hour training with Elaine de Mello, LCSW 

January 20, 2023


PRESENTATION: Social service agencies offer a broad spectrum of programs and services to a wide variety of clients and their ages. Since suicide is a major public health issue, social service agency staff should be trained to recognize individuals at risk for suicide and learn strategies for connecting them to help. As a result of attending this training participants will:

  • Review of the risk and protective factors and warning signs for suicide;
  • Learn skills for intervening with clients or others at risk and connecting them with appropriate resources;
  • Learn strategies for communicating with parents/guardians/family members or other support persons during crisis situations;
  • Learn insights into confidentiality requirements and communication with others involved in the client’s care or treatment; and
  • Participate in a discussion of community resources and strategies to increase suicide prevention efforts through the integration, coordination, and collaboration of community services (schools, mental health, law enforcement, social services, faith communities, etc.).
“Connect™ Suicide Prevention materials developed by NAMI NH are used for strictly non- commercial purposes and may not be altered and/or used for other purposes without consent from NAMI NH.  The use of these materials without permission of NAMI NH is expressly prohibited. NAMI NH Connect™ program materials are exclusively owned and copyrighted by NAMI NH.  The use of these materials is subject to terms and conditions associated with intellectual property laws.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Elaine de Mello is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in the mental health field since 1978 as a clinical program manager in inpatient and community settings; she also served as an emergency services clinician and director of Quality Improvement. Additionally, Elaine worked for seven years as a school counselor and currently teaches on the faculty at Plymouth State University and as a Child Impact Program teacher at Riverbend Community Mental Health Center. Elaine has worked full time with NAMI NH since 1999 where she had a lead role in the development of the Connect Suicide Prevention and Postvention Program, a national best practice. Elaine has provided training and consultation in mental health and suicide prevention throughout the United States and Canada in a variety of settings including state and tribal entities, community coalitions, schools and campuses, health care facilities, and military and paramilitary organizations.  She serves as a trainer for the NH Police Standards and Training Council, and is also a master trainer in AMSR, CALM and Connect and is certified in conducting psychological autopsies through the American Association of Suicidology.  Elaine serves on the NH Suicide Fatality Review Committee and has been the co-chair of the NH Youth Suicide Prevention Assembly since 2003. She has served on the national faculty for Zero Suicide. Elaine is a 2012 recipient of the NH State Suicide Prevention Award.

REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members: $55; *Non-Members: $65;  *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or

4 Contact Hours Available

CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4

LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11, 12

CPS Domains: 2, 3, 6

NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). 

PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

This training ins financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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