The Connect Program: Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Those Impacted by SUD

A 6 hour training event on April 10, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
White Mountain Community College, 2020 Riverside Drive, Berlin, NH 03570


PRESENTATION:  Substance use prevention and treatment providers are on the front lines of suicide prevention efforts.  Designated a National Best Practice program, Connect training utilizes a unique community-based, public health approach designed to increase the competence of substance abuse prevention and treatment providers in recognizing and  responding to individuals who are suicidal or at risk for suicide. Connect Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training includes a review of National Best Practice suicide prevention/intervention policies and procedures specific to the substance abuse fields, interactive case scenarios, and discussion on how to integrate key community services for an effective and comprehensive response.

PRESENTER:  Ann Duckless, has worked at NAMI NH in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program for the past eight years, offering trainings in suicide prevention and postvention to a variety of audiences, to include college campuses, military installations, tribal nations, and communities.  She brings over 20 years of experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment to the Connect Program. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance abuse-addictions, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a unique 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/identity. Ann is a foster parent who also teaches classes to other foster/adoptive parents. Her work in suicide prevention honors the students and friends she has known who have died by suicide.

Fee:  Preference will be given to members of NH Family Support Groups.  As space allows, *NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60;   *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060,

For registration information contact:  603-225-7060,

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 08:00
White Mountain Community College, 2020 Riverside Drive, Berlin