Community Training

PRS CrisisLink offers customized training seminars and workshops designed to address critical issues facing a variety of educational institutions, human service organizations, governments, and businesses

Training Includes:

  • Basic Suicide Prevention Skills
    This short presentation is designed for in-service meetings, community groups, neighborhood associations and faith-based groups as an introduction to suicide prevention. Warning signs, risk factors and connection to community resources is the primary focus, and intended for adults who observe concerning behavior but are not sure what to do.
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), a 2-day certification training, is for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community
  • Active Listening and Communication Skills
    A 3-hour training designed to provide basic active and reflective listening skills that have improved communication on our hotline since 1969. This workshop provides lecture and group work for any adult, in any professional setting.
  • Phone Crisis Management Consultation
    Designed to help organizations who are challenged to build their hotline or warm line training program
  • Working Through Grief and Loss
    A session geared towards those who have recently lost someone to suicide. This session is primarily for workplaces or formal groups experiencing a loss to suicide.
  • Youth in Crisis: Crisis Prevention and Intervention
    A 90 minute presentation on the unique risk factors of youth who are experiencing suicidal crisis, adjustment crisis and self-injury.
  • Older Adults: Understanding and Addressing Suicide in the older adult population
    Adults over the age of 65 have a significant increased risk for suicide, especially males. This 90 minute presentation is a basic overview of the unique challenges of prevention in the older adult population. A focus on complex grief, isolation, lethal means counseling and cultural competence is included.

We are recognized experts in crisis management and are frequently consulted by local and regional organizations that wish to improve their functioning and/or profitability.

If you would like to discuss a training program specifically geared to your needs, please contact our Program Director at lmayer@prsinc.org or by phone at 703-516-6770.

Service Members and Suicide Campaign

PRS CrisisLink is committed to educating and providing services to both active duty service members and our nations veterans. With one active duty service member and eighteen veterans dying by suicide each day, we must all work together to end this national tragedy. CrisisLink recently held a Fall Forum entitled Service Members and Suicide: Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness. View our military campaign brochure by clicking on the following link: Crisis Link Military Impact Brochure. If you would like us to come and speak to your group please contact us at information@crisislink.org.

View Fall Forum presentations:
DOD Presentation
Department of Veterans Affairs Presentation
Virginia Wounded Warriors Program-Northern Region Presentation