Buckelew News

Suicide Prevention Hotline Volunteer Training Starts September 13

posted: Monday, July 18, 2016

Suicide Prevention & Community Counseling, run by Family Service Agency, a Division of Buckelew Programs, has been operating in Marin since 1971. In 2011, we expanded our hotline service to the additional North Bay Counties of Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino. Suicide Prevention & Community Counseling also provides grief counseling services and community education.

To volunteer on our Hotline, individuals must successfully complete our Hotline Training Class. The class is supervised by the Program Director, and includes information on the following topics: identifying individuals in suicidal or other types of crisis; communication; counseling; active listening skills; and suicide/crisis intervention
techniques and other subjects.

Our next class will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM beginning Sept 13 and ending Oct 18, 2016. There will be one Saturday class from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Oct 8, 2016 (the Saturday class is mandatory). For students who become volunteers on our Hotline there will be four additional sessions on Tuesday nights from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM from Oct 25– Nov 15, 2016.

To register for this class, please call Melanie Lopes at (415) 499-1193 x3001 to arrange for an in-person interview. There is a $25.00 fee for the training. Payment at the time of the interview will hold your place in the class. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at: (415) 499-1193x3003 or email: fsa@fsamarin.org.

Suicide Prevention Hotline Volunteer Training Starts September 13