A 6-Hour Training with Elaine de Mello, LCSW
November 7, 2023
PRESENTATION: Mental health providers are on the front lines of suicide prevention efforts. A unique community-based, public health approach, Connect training increases the competence of mental health providers in recognizing, assessing and planning with individuals who are suicidal or at risk for suicide. This training includes evidence based practice strategies, interactive case scenarios, discussion, exercises, PowerPoint, and accessory materials. Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Describe the National Best Practices for mental health providers in responding to suicidal behaviors based on Zero Suicide and National Strategy for Suicide Prevention guidelines;
- List individual, family and community risk and protective factors;
- List ways to strengthen the positive influences that prevent suicide in a community through a collaborative approach;
- State the risk factors and warning signs for suicide risk assessment; and
- Describe practices concerning reducing access to lethal means and safely planning.
“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 $65; *Non-Members $75; *NBCC included. Lunch is on your own. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6 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 training of high demand topics. Thank you.
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.