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Fri, Mar 17


Live Virtual Training

Oregon CALM

Oregon CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means) is developed to assist health care and direct service providers in using Lethal Means Counseling with an informed, collaborative approach. It is approved for 5 CE's (Oregon NASW).

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Oregon CALM
Oregon CALM

Time & Location

Mar 17, 2023, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM PDT

Live Virtual Training

About the Event

This training is sponsored by the Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs (AOCMHP) through a CDC grant. It is intended for primary care and behavioral health providers working in rural and remote Oregon or with older adults.

Oregon CALM assists health care and direct service providers in using Lethal Means Counseling with an informed, collaborative, and respectful approach. It has been adapted from the National CALM curriculum to incorporate components of Addressing Firearm Safety with Patients at Risk of Suicide: A Couse for Healthcare Providers in Rural Areas and research with Oregon rural firearm owners.

Oregon CALM is a suicide prevention training that is neither anti-gun nor anti-medication. Given the focus on lethal means counseling, course content and discussions will cover these topics in depth. Though not a requirement, previous suicide prevention training is recommended, as this course does not thoroughly cover introductory topics like gatekeeper skills, asking the question, and risk assessment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the impact of addressing suicide means through local and national data, relevant research, and practice scenarios
  • Learn the most effective ways to address means with individuals who own firearms through interactive case studies, video demonstrations, and practice scenarios
  • Build confidence in conducting lethal means counseling related to firearms, medications, and other means with clients at risk of suicide
  • Gain research-based tools for both providers and clients

Participants will receive a certificate of completion and 5 CE's from the Oregon NASW, either of which can be submitted to other credentialling boards for Continuing Education Credits. 

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