safeTALK Training for Trainers (T4T) is a
two-day course that prepares attendees to facilitate safeTALK workshops.
By completing a T4T, participants will join over 2,500 trainers around
the world who provide life-saving suicide alertness skills through
safeTALK workshops. Each T4T is led by LivingWorks instructors who have
substantial experience presenting safeTALK and training others to do so.
The T4T course is the first step toward becoming a registered
safeTALK trainer. In the course, attendees learn the content and process
of safeTALK and the skills needed to conduct it. During the first
half-day of the T4T, participants will experience the safeTALK workshop.
This provides a shared experience that helps frame the rest of the
learning. The remaining time focuses on the skills necessary to lead the
workshop, including use of the safeTALK Trainer Manual and
audiovisuals, developing the confidence and mastery to present the
content, and establishing links with other trainers who may become part
of a support network. Attendees can expect a balance of challenge,
support, and opportunities for participation at the T4T.
The process of becoming a registered safeTALK trainer requires a
significant commitment from participants (and their organizations, if
applicable). The opportunity to provide life-saving suicide alertness
skills is well worth the effort, however.