September 6 2017

Samaritans of Merrimack Valley to Offer Training on Suicide and Aging

The following is a release from the Burlington Health Department: 

 

On September 21, 2017 from 7-9 pm, the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley will be offering a 2 hour training for the Burlington Volunteer Reserve Corps (Medical Reserve Corps) and interested members of the public entitled “Suicide and Aging: Fact or Fiction”.  This training is for people who, through their personal professional or volunteer activities, have regular contact with older adults.  Participants will learn to assess an older adult’s suicide risk, intervene with an individual at risk, and connect older adults with ongoing professional help.

 

 The Samaritans of Merrimack Valley, a program of Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, is a suicide prevention and postvention center located in Lawrence, MA.  They provide a variety of services across the Merrimack Valley and northeast region of Massachusetts, such as a 24/7 crisis helpline, survivor support groups, and trainings on suicide prevention.

 

 Free CEUs are available for social workers, EMTs, and nurses.  Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis and will be limited to the first 25 respondents. If you are interested in attending this training, please call the Board of Health at 781-270-1955.


 

 
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