DATES: Friday, March 1, 2019 and Saturday, March 2, 2019 LOCATION: SIUE – Student Success Center 1 Hairpin Dr., Edwarsdsville, IL 62025 Day One Time: 1:00pm- 9:00pm Day Two Time: 8:00am- 3:30pm
Who Should Attend?
1. Mental health professionals and survivors of suicide loss who want to start a support group.
2. Current group facilitators who want to strengthen their skills, stay up to date on the latest practices, and explore issues they have encountered while facilitating.
3. Survivors of suicide loss who have waited at least two years after experiencing a suicide loss and who have at least one year of experience participating in a support group.
About the Training
The AFSP Facilitator Training Program offers suicide prevention organizers a way to create and facilitate a community support group for suicide loss survivors in the aftermath of a suicide. Courses are offered as two-day trainings, of up to 36 attendees, and include lecture, interactive discussion, and role-playing. They are led by experts in the field of suicide bereavement. AFSP offers two courses: one on facilitating adult support groups, and another on facilitating child and teen support groups.
To apply for a scholarship to this training, please fill out this form.
Lodging for this conference will be at the Holiday Inn Express Edwardsville at a discounted rate of $119/night. If booking online please use this link: Hotel Information.
You may also call the hotel directly to reserve at 618-692-7255.
Group Name: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Group Code: AFS