SafeSide Suicide Prevention Training for Youth Services (Cohort 1)

9:00am - February 7, 2023 thru 10:30am - February 14, 2023 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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Cohort 1: February 7, 9, 14, 2023 from 9:00 AM–10:30 AM CT





The Great Lakes MHTTC is excited to announce our partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and SafeSide Prevention to provide you with access to the Suicide Prevention Training for Schools and Youth Services


SafeSide Youth Services unites clinical, school, and community staff with a common language and framework. This program, based in the latest research, will equip you with a common ‘map’ of best practices in recovery-oriented suicide prevention. Although roles and responsibilities are different, everyone gains an understanding of the four core tasks of suicide prevention: Connect – Assess – Respond – Extend. 


Training cohorts work together through 4 hours of video-guided learning in 90-minute segments. All participants take away tactics, tips, and wording they can use immediately...then continue learning and skill development through optional monthly video calls and new updates and refreshers added throughout the year.


There are three components to InPlace® Learning:

  • Video-Based Instruction and Demonstration. Dr. Pisani and Ms. Mossgraber teach video-based modules. Learn the systematic framework for suicide prevention, then discuss and practice skills and strategies modelled by real youth services providers with youth actors.
  • Virtual Office Hours. After participating in training, interact with Dr. Pisani, Ms. Mossgraber, and other faculty on the SafeSide team in monthly Q&A video calls. Ask questions, request feedback, and share experiences with others who are applying the same framework in their practices.
  • Updates and Refreshers. Stay current with evolving practices, regulations, and research in youth services and suicide prevention care. SafeSide updates video-based instruction regularly in response to changing best practices and evaluation feedback.   Quick, refresher videos are provided a few times a year as suicide prevention training is not ‘one and done’ but, rather, a continuous learning and improvement effort.


You can learn more about SafeSide, the InPlace Learning approach, and Dr. Pisani and his team at





  • Connect: Ask directly about suicide and understand the person’s suffering and experience
  • Assess: Use prevention-oriented risk formulation to summarize information about risk
  • Respond: Name and use at least three ‘mini-interventions’ for conveying empathy and hope
  • Extend: State at least two ways to extend the impact of interventions and plans into lives and support networks








Registrants who fully attend this event or training will be eligible to receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.





SafeSide InPlace Learning





The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.