06-19-2023 FREE Suicide Postvention Training

The Wyoming Department of Education, in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health, will be hosting three regional trainings on suicide postvention, which is the system of support a district may utilize after an unexpected loss of life. Training will be held August 15-16 in Evanston, August 22-23 in Weston County, and August 29-30 in Cheyenne. Additional opportunities will be dependent on participation and feedback received. Registration for the training is available online.

Wyoming Project AWARE districts may coordinate travel through their Community Project Manager. Non-Project AWARE districts can request travel assistance from the Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division through the training registration form

Day one of the training will consist of Connect, a suicide response curriculum that provides guidance and best practice to participants on how to collaborate across systems to create an integrated community response to a tragic death or suicide. On day two, Wyoming Project AWARE will present the Suicide Postvention Guide, which serves as a resource for all school districts when working through an unexpected loss within the district or community, and has been developed by the Wyoming Project AWARE Advisory Council . District teams will have the opportunity to receive in-person support and technical assistance on adapting the Postvention Guide to their district setting.

For more information, contact Dustin Brown, Wyoming Project AWARE Director, at 307-631-5377 or dustin.brown1@wyo.gov, or Megan Selheim, Youth and Young Adult Health Program Manager at 307-630-7840 or megan.selheim@wyo.gov