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Thu, Jul 13


Samaritan Center for Health Education

Oregon CALM

Oregon CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means) assists 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

Jul 13, 2023, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM PDT

Samaritan Center for Health Education, 740 SW 9th St, Newport, OR 97365, USA

About the Event

This in-person training is being offered as part of the Oregon Health Authority Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Grant from the CDC, hosted by Lincoln County Health & Human Services. Oregon CALM meets the Oregon HB2315 legislative mandate for suicide-specific continuing education for all mental health and behavioral health roles. The discounted registration fee is $25, regularly $125.

If your organization is interested in hosting an in-person Oregon CALM, please contact

Oregon CALM is developed to assist 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand why means matter through local and national data, relevant research, and practice scenarios
  • Learn the most effective ways to address means with individuals who firearms through Oregon-specific research, 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

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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