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VA S.A.V.E. Suicide Prevention Training
July 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
S.A.V.E. is a one hour gatekeeper training program provided by VA suicide prevention coordinators. S.A.V.E consists of the following five components:
- Brief overview of suicide in the veteran population
- Suicide myths and misinformation
- Risk factors for suicide
- Components of the S.A.V.E. model (Signs of suicide, Asking about suicide, Validating feelings, Encouraging help and Expediting treatment)
S.A.V.E. was developed by the Education Corps of the VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention and consists of a PowerPoint presentation, training script, instructors guide and toolkit, pre- and post-evaluation instructions, evaluation forms, tracking sheets and S.A.V.E. brochures.