SafeTALK Training

If you are a school counselor, teacher, nurse, or administrator, guiding the next generation also includes being attuned to signs of emotional and mental struggles among students. Being suicide-alert is not only a professional skill – it also builds strong schools, families, and communities.

Developed by LivingWorks in 2006, this nationally recognized curriculum is delivered by Forefront’s LivingWorks registered trainers. Conventionally, suicide prevention is not taught in schools – one of the places where suicide prevention skills are much needed.

Thousands of community members and Educational Service Associates (ESAs) have learned the best practices of how to engage with individuals who show warning signs of suicidality. Community-based, agency-based, and four-hour school based training formats are available.

Are you ready to intuitively, effectively handle a high-stakes crisis scenario? Sign up for a training today:

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SafeTALK meets the legislative mandate for ESHB 1336, which includes a mandate for three hours of training in suicide prevention for school nurses, school counselors and school psychologists.
We used these three criteria in selecting a training program, and SafeTALK met all of them:

- Listed on the Best Practice Registry developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center;
- Includes interactive exercises and role-play practice as learning opportunities to meet various learning styles; and
- If delivered in person, the maximum class size is 30 participants.  
If you are a licensed Occupational Therapist, Chemical Dependency Professional, or Educational Staff Associate (ESA), then you need three (3) hours every six years. 
Yes, Forefront has secured CEUs from the National Association of Social Workers - Washington Chapter and the Washington State Psychological Association. Each participant who attends the full training will receive a certificate with the number of units earned. Note that Forefront does not provide clock hours.
safeTALK participants receive a safeTALK Resource Workbook, which can be used to take notes on KeepSafe Connections, and learn about topics like suicide prevention policies and a matrix of prevention activities. Participants will also receive a safeTALK sticker as well as a LEARN™ suicide prevention card with five simple steps to take.
Each safeTALK trainer has attended a Training of Trainers and conducted at least one provisional workshop under the supervision of a Master Trainer.
To register on Eventbrite, please see the calendar on the sidebar and click on the date you would like to attend. If you have questions, please contact Forefront @ 206.543.1016 or
If you need to cancel, or transfer your registration into an equivalent training, and/or postpone a scheduled training date, you may do up to ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled training with a service fee of $10.

Cancelling or postponing any time after will be assessed 100% of the total cost of the scheduled training – or can be used towards the cost of a future training sponsored by Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention. Please contact us at 206-543-1016 or if you need to cancel or reschedule your training.