2013 SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING RESOURCES
In support of the Stand Down numerous training aids and resources are available to promote a healthy force, reduce risk, and prevent suicide.
Army Suicide Prevention Program (ASPP)
- ACE is the Army-approved suicide prevention and awareness training model. IAW AR 600-63, ACE training is the mandatory annual training for Soldiers, leaders, and DA Civilians. ACE is approximately one and one half hours long. The key training objective is awareness training (risk factors and warning signs). ACE teaches Soldiers how to recognize suicidal behavior in fellow Soldiers, Civilians and Family members and the warning signs that accompany it. ACE targets those Soldiers most at risk for suicide and the least likely to seek help due to stigma. ACE increases a Soldier's confidence to ask if a battle buddy is thinking of suicide. ACE teaches Soldiers skills in active listening and encourages Soldiers to take a battle buddy directly to the Chain of Command, Chaplain or behavioral health provider, i.e., never leave a battle buddy alone!
- ACE and ACE-SI training can be provided by your certified ACE-SI T4T Trainers.
- ASIST is the Army, G-1 approved suicide advanced intervention training for gatekeepers.
- Training must be coordinated thru your Installation Suicide Prevention Program Manager (SPPM)
- Information on ASIST training is available through LivingWorks for Gatekeepers, as specified in AR 600-63, para 4-4.
- LivingWorks Website: http://www.livingworks.net
- "No Soldier Stands Alone"
- "I Will Never Quit on Life"
- "Finding Strength and Hope Together."
- "The Home Front"
ARMY SUICIDE AWARENESS GUIDE FOR LEADERS
- The e-guide is in support of the suicide prevention ASK, CARE, ESCORT (ACE) module. The purpose of this e-guide is to demonstrate suicide awareness for all leaders.
- This e-guide provides leaders the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize suicidal risk factors, warning signs, and how to utilize the basic intervention techniques.
Army Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2)
- Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) resilience training is a structured, long term assessment and development program to build the resilience and enhance the performance of every Soldier, Family member and Army Civilian. It is designed to help commanders with "Health of the Force" issues to include suicide prevention. The program represents the Army's investment in the readiness of the force and the quality of life of our Soldiers, Family members, and civilians, to provide the critical skills they need to take care of themselves, their families, and their teammates.
- CSF2 is an update to the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program which trains Soldiers, Family members and Army Civilians for the psychological as well as physical rigors of sustain operations.
- The CSF2 training equips individuals with valuable life skills that helps to better cope in stressful situations, bounce back from adversity, and avoid self-defeating behavior.
- Additional information can be accessed at: http://csf.army.mil/
Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)
- Army Substance Abuse Program mission is to strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Army's workforce, to conserve manpower and enhance the combat readiness of Soldiers.
- ASAP Website: http://pubssod1.acsap.hqda.pentagon.mil/sso/pages/public/mission.jsp
- Training Resources: https://pubssod1.acsap.hqda.pentagon.mil/sso/pages/public/facts/facts-training-packages.jsp
Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP)
Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) training and I. A.M. (Intervene, Act, and Motivate) Strong campaign resources are available to eliminate sexual assaults and harassment by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family. Training and educational materials were developed to promote prevention awareness and support cultural change throughout the Army. SHARP training is mandatory for Soldiers, leaders, and DA Civilians, with an annual 30 September completion deadline for all Commands worldwide.
Annual Unit Refresher Training
Annual Unit Refresher Training was revised for FY 2012. The Training Support Package (TSP) is available 24/7/365 on the Army Training Network (ATN) website at: https://atn.army.mil.
The Self-Study SHARP Course, Team-Bound, is always available on the Army Learning Management System (ALMS) website at: http://www.lms.army.mil.
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MEDCOM – FIRST CONTACT: A DEFINING MOMENT
(One Staff Personnel Required Training /Army-wide Recommended Training)
- The goal of the First Contact training is to provide critical information to help individuals understand the relationship between combat experiences and psychological reactions to these experiences. This training will increase awareness of responsibilities as Soldiers to have an active role in reducing the stigma associated with psychological injuries and encourage help-seeking behavior.
- The target audience for First Contact: A Defining Moment are Active, Reservists and National Guard Soldiers at the 90-180 day post-deployment window.
- The First Contact video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5APkv6opNo) is a 17 minute award-winning documentary of Soldier testimonials. Soldiers describe overcoming posttraumatic stress disorder, stigma associated with seeking help, and their road to recovery. It is interspersed with expert testimonial and senior leaders to include The Surgeon General.
- The Facilitator Guide is Leader specific guide for conducting training using the “First Contact” video. Allows for discussion centered around challenges that Soldiers encounter, and ways that organizations can promote an environment where Soldiers and civilians can ask for help.
- Additional information can be found at: http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
- The SPRC's mission is to train service providers, educators, health professionals, public officials, and community-based coalitions to develop effective suicide prevention programs and policies. SPRC's online courses are listed below. All courses are available free of charge and can be completed at your own pace.
- Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) Choosing and Implementing a Suicide Prevention Gatekeepers Program The Research Evidence for Suicide as a Preventable Public Health Issue
- Additional information can be found at: http://training.sprc.org/