National Suicidology Training Center
About The National Suicidology Training Center
The Board of Directors of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, Inc. (BRCIC) announced the establishment of the National Suicidology Training Center (NSTC) in October, 2018. This leading-edge collaboration will provide trainees with access to internationally known content experts in a limited-participant setting to maximize learning experiences.

Training events will focus on critical topics such as professional training, innovative suicide intervention approaches, treatment, and gatekeeper trainings. Courses, including Forensic Suicidology training, with instructors who are leaders in their fields, will be made possible through the partnership with AAS and access to its subject matter expert members, researchers, academicians, advocates, and those with lived experience. There seems to be a tipping point in the field of Suicidology that can be increased by such an undertaking.

“I could not be prouder of this collaboration. I have served as Executive Director of Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, Inc., which has a nearly five decade history of developing intellectual property and an international reputation for innovation in all areas of Suicidology,” said Frank R. Campbell, Ph.D., LCSW, C.T., who will serve as chair of the NSTC steering committee. “I am also both a member and a past President of the American Association of Suicidology. AAS provided my early career with access to the pioneers in this field who helped me gain insights into the complex and rich pedagogy of suicidology. It is time now for those who have benefited in our career paths through membership in AAS to give back and help a new generation learn and advance our collective efforts to stop suicide and its impact wherever and whenever possible.”

The NSTC will build on the hard earned knowledge from leaders in the field of suicidology while providing access to notables to the training faculty in small group learning environments. In addition, following each training, participants will have unparalleled networking opportunities to enhance support.
Our Vision
The vision of NSTC is to train motivated participants, through the experience of leaders in their respective fields, to return to their communities, implement effective strategies, and utilize their expertise in their interest areas. The goal is for participants to become the next generation of local suicidologists.

Both the NSTC faculty and the AAS training committee will endeavor to bring about a change in the breadth and depth of knowledge in a field of study where so few opportunities have been developed over the past fifty years.
NSTC is a program of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center (BRCIC). Additional support provided by The American Association of Suicidology, Louisiana State University School of Social Work, and Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors.
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