Be-A-Link® Gatekeeper Training:
(1.5 - 4 hours dependent upon group needs)
Offered to task force members, community members (adults, attempt
survivors, parents), school administration and staff, members of
police,fire, ems etc., school youth leaders, clergy, health care
providers. (Anyone who regularly comes into contact with individuals
or families in distress.)
This includes information of what to do if someone
comes to you for help or if you suspect someone needs help.
- Speakers share personal experience
- Vital like skill of how to Be-A-Link® and Stay-Listen-Get
- What Yellow Ribbon is, how it started and how it provides a
safe, effective progra
- Warning signs/Risk Factors/Protective Factors
- Myths & Facts
- Strategies that help save lives
- How to respond if someone needs your help!
- How to talk to your own kids about suicide
Ask 4 Help® Presentations
(60 - 90 minutes)
Offered to youth grades 5 - 12, colleges, universities and seniors.
Speakers share personal experience, empowering the audience to learn
to use a vital like skill. No one is left out, and no one is singled
out. At this time, counselors must be present to screen and address
immediate needs. It is important to give students time to debrief
following a presentation; therefore, Yellow Ribbon presenters do
not do presentations the last class period of the day.
Feedback has shown that (1)students do not flood counselors or
school personnel, (2)cards are not left lying behind after the presentations
and workshops and (3)youth value this honest, direct program and
treat it with respect.
Barbara Lamoureux lost her 20 year old step-son, Louis,
to suicide in 1995. Barbara and her husband, Marc, read about the
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program® in Chicken Soup
for the Soul, Third Serving and immediately determined that
the Program should come to their community. They sponsored the Emmes
to come and speak at a number of the local schools.
A strong bond has developed between the Emmes and
the Lamoureuxs since Barbara and Marc launched the program in her
community in 1997. Barbara is the Co-Founder of the Yellow Ribbon
Suicide Prevention Program of Canada® and is a national consultant
and trainer. She helps other communities start and introduce the
program to help save lives. The Yellow Ribbon Program® focuses
on raising awareness of youth suicide. This is an all-out effort
for further education, actions and advocacy toward prevention of
The simplicity of presentations and workshops coupled
with the team work of counselors, staffs, teachers, social workers
and clergy in your community and schools contribute to the program's
For more information about costs and for booking a
speaker call (780) 992-0299 or fax (780) 992-1736.