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Books Hazelden Lifelines Prevention, Lifeline Intervention and Lifelines Postvention
Hazelden Lifelines® Trilogy 3-Day Virtual Training
Presented by Maureen Underwood, author of Lifelines

All trainings are held 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Central

October 1-3

Earn 18 clock hours upon completion of training

"The trainer was engaging, and the Lifelines training provided a great number of concrete solutions, plans, and resources to implement."
--Training Participant

Curriculum and Training Bundle: $1,195 per person. Includes Prevention, Intervention and Postvention facilitator guides, DVDs and USB flash drives with reproducible materials. Free shipping in US with purchase of curriculum and training bundle. Taxes and fees still apply.

Current Lifelines Facilitators: If you already own or implement the Lifelines curricula, this training will help you utilize the curricula to its greatest capabilities. Reach out to our team today to discuss training-only pricing.

Call 1-800-328-9000 to register.

From 2009 to 2019, the share of high school students who reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness increased by 40% to more than 1 in 3 students, according to a public health advisory issued by the US Surgeon General.

Hazelden Lifelines Trilogy is designed to help schools integrate trauma-informed policies, protocols, training and curriculum that address both suicide prevention and the enhancement of students' coping skills.

I've purchased Hazelden Lifelines®. Why should I invest in specific training?

During this multimodal interactive training, the author of Hazelden Lifelines® will provide comprehensive reviews of all three Lifelines components (Prevention, Intervention and Postvention). They will also assist schools in addressing some of the opportunities and challenges inherent in the process of suicide prevention and response, providing examples and insights from their own successful implementation of the Lifelines® Trilogy nationwide.

Designed to support your school's prevention and education goals and backed by 20 years of research, this program empowers communities to:

  • Update policies and procedures that are safe, trauma-informed and match the culture and climate of their community.
  • Educate faculty, staff, students and community members to understand their roles in the prevention process.
  • Recognize that some students may be thinking about suicide and learn skills to have a conversation about their risk and have the tools to take the necessary next steps.
  • Prepare schools to respond to a traumatic loss event with a structured and supportive model that enhances the school's ability to manage and contain the impact.

I haven't purchased Hazelden Lifelines®. What is it?

The Hazelden Lifelines® Trilogy is a unique collection of programs for middle and high school students that address the important topic of teen suicide: from prevention to intervention to response.

This version includes updated language and new topics to reflect today's youth culture. Included in this collection are three programs:

  • Lifelines Prevention: (middle and high school) Trains school staff to educate students, faculty and parents on suicide prevention
  • Lifelines Intervention: (K-12) Helps school staff understand suicide risk and support students who are at risk for suicide
  • Lifelines Postvention: (K-12) Provides school staff the tools to respond to suicide and traumatic deaths in the school community

Learn More

Call 1-800-328-9000 to register.

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Thank you for your interest in the Hazelden Lifelines program training. Even more, thank you for your commitment to helping young people in your community. To learn more about the training and customization options, please fill out the form and a Hazelden Betty Ford representative will contact you shortly.
Maureen Underwood
About the Trainer

Maureen Underwood, licensed clinical social worker, is nationally recognized in the field of youth suicide prevention, with a focus on schools and best-practice programs that enhance overall student outcomes. She is a co-author of Lifelines: A Suicide Prevention Program, Lifelines: Postvention and Lifelines: Intervention—all published by Hazelden publications.

Underwood was the director of the NJ Adolescent Suicide Prevention Project for 15 years and served as the clinical director of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, from 2006-2016 where she remains a clinical advisor. There she developed a two-hour online suicide prevention training which has been completed by over 415,000 school teachers, staff and administrators across the country. She has created numerous other trauma-informed and clinical programs for youth and published extensively on these and other related topics. Underwood currently provides consultation and training services through Underwood & Associates, LLC to the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County and holds an appointment as clinical adjunct faculty, Monmouth University School of Social Work.

*To be eligible for the 18 clock hours, participants must be present throughout the entirety of the training.