Postvention Series: Part One of Two - Engaging Communities In The Aftermath of Suicide

Date/Time
05/14/2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


May 14
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Part One of Two – Engaging Communities In The Aftermath of Suicide: Critical Immediate and Long Term Planning Steps For Community Postvention. Presented by Elaine de Mello, MSW, LCSW.

Suicide can have a tremendous impact on individuals, families and friends, as well as on the broader communities affected, with implications for years after the death. When key stakeholders, including service providers, media representatives, schools, youth, parents, first responders, faith leaders and persons with lived experience are informed about grief and trauma, resource, a cohesive response utilizing evidence informed strategies can promote healing and reduce further risk to others.

This workshop familiarizes participants with nationally recognized practices for responding to a suicide. We will examine the effects of stigma, communication, media, memorials, and safe messaging on risk of contagion and the process of healing, Utilizing NAMI NH’s Connect Postvention training and protocols, the workshop identifies the roles and relationships of key stakeholders in proactively planning a coordinated response to traumatic deaths. The Connect Prevention and Postvention Program is a comprehensive, systemic approach which has been recognized as a best practice and implemented throughout the U.S. and internationally for over a decade.

 

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