safeTALK training now available for parents & guardians

As part of our system goal of supporting student achievement & well-being, we are pleased to offer safeTALK training for parents/guardians.

What is safeTALK?

safeTALK is a three-hour alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper.

What are the goals and objectives of safeTALK?

  • Recognize that invitations to help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss and avoid suicide
  • Notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present
  • Apply basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe)

Interested in participating?

Five training sessions will be offered before the end of the school year. Parents/guardians may register for any session. Please be aware that pre-registration is a must, as a spot will be saved for you. Please let us know if you are unable to attend after registering for a session.

safeTALK Training Sessions

Date: May 30, 2016
Location: WRDSB Education Centre – 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener
Time: 6:00p.m. – 9:15p.m.
Register for this session

Date: June 1, 2016
Location: Cameron Heights CI library – 301 Charles Street E., Kitchener
Time: 6:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.
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Date: June 7, 2016
Location: Eastwood CI library – 760 Weber Street E., Kitchener
Time: 5:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.
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Date: June 14, 2016
Location: Cedar Creek PS library – 55 Hill Top Drive, Ayr
Time: 6:30p.m. – 9:45p.m.
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Date: June 20, 2016
Location: WRDSB Education Centre – 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener
Time: 6:00p.m. – 9:15p.m.
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