June 20, 2017 , 8:30 am , 4 pm

130 Pembroke Road Suite 100

Concord, NH

With Ann Duckless & Debbie Baird

 A 6 hour training event on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

at NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH

PRESENTATION: Continuum of Care substance use providers perform a wide range of roles and functions in supporting clients and responding to community members following a sudden death, to include suicide.  Since knowing someone who has died by suicide is one of the highest risk factors for suicide, taking steps to reduce risk and promote healing (posttension) becomes an integral part of suicide prevention efforts.  Connect Postvention training is being offered free of charge to Certified Recovery Support Workers and those working towards certification who may take on an active role in coordinating and/or responding to agency/community members in postvention efforts.   Participants will learn important steps for reducing the risk of contagion including encouraging appropriate memorial services, safe messaging, and media response.

PRESENTERS:   Ann Duckless, MA has worked for NAMI NH for the past 11 years in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program, providing suicide prevention, postvention, and mental health trainings to community, military, college, and tribal nation settings. She has also gained over 20 years of experience in the field of substance use continuum of care. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance use disorders, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a collaborative systems perspective in dealing with public health issues. Trained as a cultural competence trainer by the Anti-Defamation League, Ann embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/gender identity.   Debbie Baird joined the NAMI NH Staff in April of 2014 and prior to that time has been very active as a volunteer and advocate in many activities such as with Loss Survivor Support Groups, the NAMI Walk and Team SOS, a member of the Survivor Voices Speaker’s Bureau, and is Co-chair of the Survivors of Suicide Loss Sub-committee for the NH Suicide Prevention Council.  Debbie is working with the Connect Suicide Prevention and Postvention programs, offering training and assistance to communities in planning and implementing best practices. She is also the primary contact for the Loss Survivor network, providing resources and supports, TA, one on one outreach, coordinating and training the Survivor Voices Speakers bureau, and the Loss Survivor Support Groups in NH.  Debbie brings “lived” experience with great passion and energy to her role at NAMI NH.

Fee:   Registration is complimentary.  Space is limited; seats will be first come, first served.  Lunch is on your own.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.  This training was financed under an agreement with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health, with funds provided in part or in whole by the State of New Hampshire and/or the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:  2, 6
CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12
CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


Bookings no longer allowed on this date.