IERS News & Events
NNCTC staff provided a 2-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trainings for Western Montana Mental Health staff in March. A total of 49 youth workers, social workers, teachers, and counselors attended the trainings, which were held at Direct TV in Missoula, MT.
Brooke Marshall traveled to Spokane, WA to attend the Zero Suicide Conference and receive Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training of trainers. Completion of the training earned Ms. Marshall a 3-year certification as a QPR trainer.
NNCTC staff provided two 2-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trainings for Missoula County Public Schools counselors in March. A total of 51 counselors attended the trainings, which were held at the Missoula Federal Credit Union in Missoula, MT.
NNCTC staff were invited to attend the NNEDLearn Project Venture: Positive Prevention for American Indian Youth facilitation training in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. Attendees included staff from tribal agencies around the country.
Maegan Rides At The Door delivered training in secondary traumatic stress and symptoms, risk and resiliency factors, and strategies for self-care as part of an Advocate Training Series for YWCA advocates in training. The series provides introductory training for advocates at the YWCA.
Maegan Rides At The Door delivered training in historical trauma, domestic violence and AI/AN women, and providing services with cultural competency as part of an Advocate Training Series for YWCA advocates in training. The series provides introductory training for advocates at the YWCA.
NNCTC staff provided Trauma-Informed Schools training to Hardin School District in Hardin, MT. The training covered trauma symptoms, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, resilience, trauma-informed schools, and the three-tiered systems of support and strategies.
Amy Foster Wolferman provided Attachment, self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) training for Early Childhood Division AWARE staff from across the state. The full-day training was held in Bozeman, MT and also included Project Launch staff and CSCT workers.
NNCTC staff provided training in the Bounce Back curriculum to Bozeman School District staff, including SAFE-TI grant staff, elementary school counselors, school psychologists, and assistance staff. This work was supported by the SAFE-TI grant project funded by the National Institute of Justice.
Dr. Rick van den Pol provided a webinar titled “Measuring Your Success: Accessing Information to Show Your Project’s Impact” for Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), state and suicide Cohort 10 grantees and evaluators, and SAMHSA/SPRC officials. Topics included trauma, suicide surveillance systems, and HIPAA/FERPA compliance.
Maegan Rides At The Door provided a guest lecture on trauma-informed systems to a University of Montana counseling class. The group discussed the challenges of creating trauma-informed systems, current IERS work in schools, and how to develop a trauma-informed lens in the work they do.
NNCTC staff attended the Montana University System Statewide Suicide Prevention Summit at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. The Summit brought together various professionals to discuss suicide on Montana campuses, policies and procedures, and how students are supported.
Amy Foster Wolferman provided Trauma 101 and Attachment, self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) training to staff from several agencies in Great Falls, MT. Participants included clinicians, school behavior specialists, home visitors, residential assistants, and probation officers.
NNCTC staff provided Think Trauma training to School Resource Officers, Wrap Around Facilitators, probation officers, and Bozeman School District staff. Think Trauma is a training geared toward juvenile justice professionals. This work was supported by the SAFE-TI grant project funded by the National Institute of Justice.
Amy Foster Wolferman and Maegan Rides At The Door presented on the impacts of trauma at the Browning Public Schools PIR Day. Topics included the impacts of trauma on students and trauma-informed school systems. School staff, administrators, and bus drivers attended the training.
Brooke Marshall participated in the Active Shooter Training at the University of Montana. UM staff and faculty attended the training.
NNCTC staff provided two days of training to staff in Bozeman Schools in January. Topics included implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), assessment for trauma events and responses, and implementation of Students, Trauma, and Resiliency (STAR). This work was supported by the SAFE-TI grant project funded by the National Institute of Justice.