Veterans Crisis Training

Harford County is partnering with the VA to bring you this important training.  Participants may attend one or all of the hour long sessions to learn about current military culture and how to identify a crisis or signs of suicide in veterans.

The training is FREE and open to mental health providers, community professionals, law enforcement, first responders, or any one who works with veterans.  Lunch will be provided.

Veterans Crisis Training
September 8, 2022 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Harford County Emergency Services
2220 Ady Road, Forest Hill, MD 20150

Registration is now closed. Please contact 410-638-3389 with any questions.

Trainings will include:

Military Culture 101

Jonathan Hollands
USMC, US Army, Army National Guard Peer Support Specialist, Suicide Prevention Team
Perry Point VAMC
Military Culture 101 is for anyone with little or no background or understanding of military culture. The goal is to provide a better understanding of the differences between civilian and military cultures and how understanding military culture is important when providing care to veterans in the community.

VA S.A.V.E. Training

Nikole Jones, LSCW-C
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Perry Point VAMC
VA S.A.V.E. Gatekeeper training will help you act with care and compassion should you encounter a veteran in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts.  S.A.V.E. stands for the important steps in suicide prevention:
S - Signs of suicidal thinking are recognized.
A - Ask the question - "Are you thinking of killing yourself?"
V - Validate the veteran's experience.
E - Encourage treatment & Expedite getting help.

VA 101 - Response to Crisis

Melissa Huber, LCSW-C, CPH
Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator
Perry Point VAMC
VA 101 - Response to Crisis provides information to both providers and families on how to respond and cope with a veteran who is in suicidal crisis.  This training is specific to the VA Maryland Health Care System and gives information on the mental health/substance use treatment available at the VA.