The Gatekeeper training is the foundation of the Maine Suicide Prevention Program (MSPP) and is a pre-requisite to the MSPP school-based curriculum training and the Training of Trainers. It provides a deep overview of suicide in Maine and the US, and teaches basic intervention and resources for response.
This is a full-day training for adults in school and community settings. It meets the criteria for a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training for school staff.
This training will:
· Provide the fundamentals of suicide prevention
· Provide up-to-date information about suicide
· Teach basic suicide intervention skills
· Increase personal confidence and ability to effectively respond to suicidal behavior
· Identify helpful resources
There is NO COST for this training session. Lunch will NOT be provided however there will be a one hour break for lunch on your own. Training space provided courtesy of the Auburn Public Library.
Parking: We ask that meeting room participants use the parking lot diagonally across the street from the Library Avenue entrance, to allow access for our older and less able patrons. Parking close to the building is limited to 2 hours, and the police DO ticket!
Maine Turnpike, exit 75 (Auburn exit)
Left at the end of the ramp, north towards Auburn (Routes 4/202)
About 4 miles, pass through 3 lights
Pass Denny’s on the right, turn right onto Library Avenue
Turn left before the tracks into the Troy Street parking lot
Walk over the tracks, the Library will be on your right.