The Protecting Human Life Team will now meet the first Sunday of the month BEFORE church at 9:00 a.m. in the room behind the Praisin’ Station…Anyone who has an interest in any issue protecting Human life. (i.e. Human Trafficking, Abortion, Suicide, etc.) is welcome to attend our meetings. Please contact Julianne Durfee 865.227.8929 for more information.
1. January 21, 2018 (Sun) @ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – March for Life
For more information, people may also see or call (or text) me(Julianne Durfee) at 865-227-8929.
3. Please encourage leaders and workers in our churches and community to consider this training:
What: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Where: Sarah Simpson Professional Development Technology Center, 801 Tipton Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920
When: 8:30 to 5:00 on Dec. 14 and 15; must attend both days
Seating is limited so please register now.
This 2-day workshop is for all caregivers (any person in a position of trust). This includes professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people. It is suitable for clergy, community volunteers, teachers, school support staff, youth workers, police and correctional staff, first responders, nurses, physicians, mental health professionals, counselors.
Unprepared caregivers tend to deny, avoid, even stigmatize persons at risk. That is what society has traditionally done. All evidence indicates that unprepared caregivers continue this dangerous tradition. Training is required to turn denial, avoidance and stigmatization into vigilance, understanding and help. ASIST is designed to help all caregivers become more comfortable, competent and confident when dealing with persons at risk. Prepared caregivers can help prevent suicide. Trained caregivers in your church, organization, or community could save a life. It’s an investment in people that will continue to grow.
**Please note TSPN is now securing a $40 deposit from participants. This deposit is solely an incentive for participants to attend the workshop. In the past, people that registered to attend failed to show. This deposit will be REFUNDED IN FULL upon successful completion of the 2 day ASIST workshop. Participants must be present for both days in order to receive a full refund of the deposit**