The focus is on positive learning, encouragement of open and honest talk, respect for differences, mutual support and active participation. A successful trainer would have a combination of skills and characteristics such as:
dedication and availability to deliver training
flexible attitude to suicide
good interpersonal communication and helping skills
suicide intervention skills
knowledge of suicide
established teaching and group leadership skills.
The two-day Training for Trainers includes participating in safeTALK and time for self-directed study to prepare for presenting a section of safeTALK on day two
The one-day Training for Trainers requires preparation of your presentation before attending and an onsite day becoming familiar with materials and delivery practice.
The training format will be set in advance by the sponsoring agency.
First, ensure that you have read:
Becoming an approved safeTALK trainer (The learning pathway for becoming a safeTALK trainer)
To apply, please complete the online application form and ensure your sponsor has completed the sponsor checklist by the closing date:
safeTALK candidate trainer online application form (external link) and
Sponsor checklist (external link).
If you have any problems completing the online form please contact Choose Life Training Support Team at: email@example.com
2 day T4T: 13-14th Dec 2012 (Edinburgh). Closing date for receipt of applications is 1st November 2012.
Local areas may organise and self-fund Training for Trainers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options, guidance on conducting a successful course and how to link trainers into the existing training infrastructure and support.
Having successfully completed Training for Trainers, you will become a Provisional safeTALK Trainer. Once you have delivered three courses within the first year you will become fully registered. Therafter, trainers are expected to deliver at least one training course per year to keep their skills up to date.
Following the safeTALK Training for Trainers, support is provided by the Choose Life national training support team. To help with your learning and development, you will also receive feedback from the safeTALK Reader on your first three courses.
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