About Oregon CALM
Oregon Health Authority and the Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs are focused on increasing OCALM training opportunities for healthcare and direct service providers to be equipped with skills, confidence, and communication needed when interacting with those at risk of suicide with firearms. Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies.
Oregon CALM (OCALM) is a full-day (8 hours including lunch and breaks) training developed to assist health care and direct service providers in approaching Lethal Means Counseling with an informed, collaborative, and respectful attitude. It covers who needs lethal means counseling and how to work with people at risk for suicide—and their families—to reduce access.
Oregon CALM has been adapted from the National CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means) 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 residents who own firearms. Key concepts are conveyed through Oregon-specific research, video demonstrations, and practice scenarios.
- Attendance of a 2-Day T4T in its entirety (February 28 & 29, 2024; 9a-5p)
- Coordination and facilitaiton of at least two trainings (virtual or in person) by March 1, 2025
- Aproximately 16 hours, including preparation, recruitment, facilitation, and follow-up
- Of your first two trainings, at least one should be co-facilitated with Incite Agency for Change based on their current AOCMHP training schedule for continued mentorship and feedback*
- The second training may be facilitated with other experienced OCALM trainer(s)
- Regular attandance at monthly OCALM Learning Collaboratives (1 hour/month, every first Monday at 4pm)
- Provide advance notice of trainings to OCALM Coordinator- at least one week prior to training
- Submiot training evaluations and NASW CEU paperwork within one week of a completed training
- Good communication with OCALM coordinator about training support needs, participant feedback, etc.
*mentorship trainings with Incite Agency for Change are paid training opportunities, pending available funds through AOCMHP.
Applications are due by end of day January 31, 2024. We expect to contact you by February 5 to notify of acceptance into the T4T.
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