Oregon CALM (OCALM) is an Oregon-adapted curriculum of the national CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means) course. OCALM is a 6-hour 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 curriculum to incorporate components of Addressing Firearm Safety with Patients at Risk of Suicide: A Couse for Healthcare Providers in Rural Areasand research with Oregon rural firearm owners. Key concepts are conveyed through Oregon-specific research, video demonstrations, and practice scenarios.
Oregon CALM is a suicide prevention training that is neither anti-gun nor anti-medication. Given the focus on lethal means counseling, course content and discussions will cover these topics in depth.
After completing this course, you will
- Understand why means matter, as evidenced by local and national data and current relevant research
- Know the most effective and culturally appropriate ways to address lethal means with firearms owners
- Have increased confidence in conducting lethal means counseling related to firearms, medications, and other means with clients at risk of suicide
This training is not intended for the general public. Oregon CALM is developed to assist health care and direct service providers who work with individuals who may be at risk of suicide:
- Primary care & physical health providers
- Mental and behavioral health providers
- Peer support workers
- Case managers
- Social service professionals
|Oregon CALM||National CALM|
|Live / synchronous training||On-demand training|
|CEUs available from OR NASW||Certificate of Completion provided|
|6 hours (including 30 minute lunch break)||2 hours, self-paced|
|Local data and context||National data|
|Hands-on experience through role plays and case scenarios, with coaching from trainer||Recorded case scenarios|
|Additional focus on rural cultural context around suicide and firearms|
|Cost varies||Free of cost|
To learn more or to access the national CALM training, click here.
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