Community Trainings

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
  • Parenting
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual abuse and assault
  • Substance use
  • Family wellness
  • Suicide prevention

We Offer the Following Training Programs

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

YOUTH Mental Health First Aid

YOUTH Mental Health First Aid is particularly useful for parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers and other caring citizens curious about how to help a young people between the ages of 12 and 18 who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

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.

Suicide Prevention

  • 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.

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