Basic Crisis Negotiation Course [Waterville, ME]
September 24 - 28

The Waterville Police Department will host a week-long Basic Crisis Negotiation Course offered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The training is designed for seasoned law enforcement personnel who will serve as crisis/hostage negotiators. The course is not intended for first responders or executive managers.

The course will be held at Waterville Fire Department, 7 College Avenue, Waterville, Maine and will commence at 9:00 am on September 24, 2018 and conclude at 5:00 pm on September 28, 2018. The training includes classroom instruction, case studies, and role-play exercises. Attendees will be expected to actively participate.

The training is offered at no cost. Lodging, transportation, meals, or related expenses are the responsibility of participants and/or their agencies. Attire is business casual. There is no group reservation rate for lodging. Lodging is available at the following hotels:
Hampton Inn
425 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, ME
207-873-0400
and
Holiday Inn
332 Main Street, Waterville, ME
207-873-2777

Class size will be limited and interested agencies are encouraged to respond quickly. Response deadline is September 12, 2018. Respondents are asked to contact FBI representative Stephanie Loycano at (857) 386-2704 or e-mail SALoycano@fbi.gov. Your response should include the nominee's full name, rank or title, department's name and mailing address, a contact telephone number, and an e-mail address.

Questions regarding the training can be directed to:
FBI Special Agent Michelle Kelley
(857)386-2326
MMKelley@fbi.gov
or
Jennifer Weaver
(207)680-4700
jweaver@waterville-me.gov.

Roland J. Coutu Obituary

We have lost not only a former NECNA Board Member, but a devoted supporter of our organization and dear friend.

Roland J. Coutu, age 58, of Warwick, RI passed away suddenly at home on July 29. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Gentile) Coutu to whom he had been married for 26 years. He was born in West Warwick, RI a son of Gertrude Coutu and the late Clarence Coutu.

Please download the full obituary HERE. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Coutu family.

Suicide and Aging – A Gatekeepers Workshop
[2, 4, or 8 hrs]

This training focuses on the suicide problem in the 55 and older age group. Gatekeepers are people who, through their personal , professional or volunteer activities, have regular contact with older adults. After the training participants will be able to assess an older adults suicide risk, intervene with an individual at risk, and connect older adults with ongoing professional help.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available for social workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs)and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselors(LADC).

For more information or to schedule a training, contact Janice McCarthy.

JMcCarthy@FSMV.org
(978) 327-6658

Samaritans Training Facilitator

Middle Aged Men and Suicide – A Troubling Trend
[2 hrs]

The Samaritans of the Merrimack Valley is offering this FREE DPH-funded training. This training focuses on the alarming number of suicide deaths in the 35-64 year old male demographic. After the training, participants will be able to identify risk and protective factors and warning signs, ask questions about suicide risk, develop a safety plan and provide middle aged men with resources.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available for social workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs)and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselors(LADC).

For more information or to schedule a training, contact Janice McCarthy.

JMcCarthy@FSMV.org
(978) 327-6658

Samaritans Training Facilitator

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