Offering a variety of education and training programs for the community
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Firefly Children and Family Alliance offers a range of training and educational programs. Our staff can come to your school, church, community center or workplace and provide engaging and educational presentations on a range of topics. Topics can be tailored to fit the specific needs of your group. Topics include:
- Mental health during challenging times
- Domestic violence
- Sexual abuse and assault
- Substance use
- Family wellness
- Suicide prevention
We Offer the Following Training Programs
Stewards of Children
This free program is scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. Appropriate for any adult, this training will teach you how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. We offer this two-hour program as a group training led by an authorized facilitator. The training is offered in English or Spanish.
- safeTALK: This training teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them with community resources trained in suicide prevention. safeTALK stresses safety while challenging taboos that inhibit open talk about suicide. The program is designed to help participants ages 15 or older to monitor the effect of false societal beliefs that can cause otherwise caring and helpful people to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide alerts and to practice the talk steps to move past these three barriers.
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is a two-day workshop designed for members of all caregiving groups. The emphasis is on teaching suicide first aid to help an at-risk person stay safe and seek further help as needed. Participants learn to use a suicide intervention model to identify individuals with thoughts of suicide, seek a shared understanding of reasons for dying and living, develop a safety plan based upon a review of risk, be prepared to do a follow-up and become involved in suicide-safe community networks.
- Question, Persuade, Refer Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention (QPR): QPR is a two-hour educational program designed to teach people the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide, including parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers and police officers. QPR Gatekeeper Training is listed in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Practices and Policies and satisfies Indiana suicide prevention training requirements for K-12 teachers.
Interested in learning more about Firefly Children and Family Alliance? Reach out today for more information.