RAPE, ABUSE OR INCEST
offers training in the spring and fall.For more information. call or write to:
In New Castle County:
PO BOX 9525
WILMINGTON DE 19809
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE: 761-9800
In Kent & Sussex Counties:
PO BOX 61
MILFORD DE 19963
New Castle County:
Kent & Sussex Counties:
Community Training Programs
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a
two-day training for those who want to feel more confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million persons have participated in this
evidence based two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop. ASIST is the most researched suicide prevention skills training world-wide and endorsed by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
ASIST provides practical training for persons seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Participants often include:
- People concerned about family & friends
- Crisis/Suicide Helplines
- Emergency Service Workers (First Responders)
- Counselors, Teachers and Clergy Members
- Mental Health Practitioners
- Health, Welfare, and Justice Professionals
The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide “first aid,” on helping a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. Attendance at the full two days is essential. Participants will learn how to:
- recognize signs and invitations for help
- review the risk of suicide
- apply a suicide intervention model
- link people with community resources
Evaluations have shown that the ASIST workshop increases a person’s knowledge and confidence to respond to a person at risk of suicide, that intervention skills are retained over time and that they are put to use to save lives.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
For more information on ASIST trainings, please contact Julia Fagnilli,
Crisis Services Training Coordinator, at (302) 761-9800 x 1002, or
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
Stewards of Children is the only nationally available program scientifically
proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. This revolutionary program is for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children. It is also appropriate for youth-serving organizations (sports leagues, day care centers, after school programs, children’s clubs, church groups and more).
Who Uses the Program?
Stewards of Children is for any responsible adult who cares about the protection of children. It is also used by individuals, organizations, businesses, and corporations who:
Seek training for staff and volunteers in the prevention of child sexual abuse
Look to enhance their child protection policies and procedures or respond to insurance requirements
Want to lead a community-based initiative and offer prevention training to the community
What Topics are Covered in Stewards of Children?
Facts about the problem of child sexual abuse
The types of situations in which child sexual abuse might occur
Simple, effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse
The importance of talking about the prevention of sexual abuse with children and other adults
The signs of sexual abuse so that you might intervene and be able to react responsibly
What Outcomes Can Be Expected After Training?
Increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences and circumstances of child sexual abuse
New skills for adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
Proactive, positive change to organizational policies and procedures
Individual commitment to action via a personal prevention plan
How Long Does the Program Take to Complete?
Stewards of Children typically takes about 2.5 - 3 hours. Think about it — in just 2.5 hours, you’ll have the information you need to better protect every child you know.
Stewards of Children Training Dates
For more information on Stewards of the Children trainings, please contact Julia
Fagnilli, Crisis Services Training Coordinator, at (302) 761-9800 x 1002, or
For non-volunteers there is a $15.00 fee for the training.
safeTALK: a 3 hour training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:
move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide
identify people who have thoughts of suicide
apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to intervention caregivers
Why should I come to safeTALK?
In only a few hours, you will learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide. Expect to leave safeTALK more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.
Why is safeTALK for everyone?
Most persons with thoughts of suicide go unrecognized—even though most are all, directly or indirectly, requesting help. Without safeTALK training, these invitations to help are rarely noticed. With more suicide alert helpers, more people with thoughts of suicide will get connected to the intervention help they want. Suicide alert helpers are part of a suicide-safer community.
For more information on safeTALK trainings, please contact Julia Fagnilli, Crisis Services Training Coordinator, at (302) 761-9800 x 1002, or
Communication and Active Listening Skills Training
This is a highly interactive training where individuals learn:
Active Listening Skills
For more information on Communication and Active Listening Skills
Trainings, Please contact Julia Fagnilli, Crisis Services Training Coordinator, at (302) 761-9800 x 1002, or
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