SLV Behavioral Health Group is committed to providing the San Luis Valley communities with educational workshops and presentations related to wellness, mental health and substance abuse. Our workshops and presentation topics include addictions, abuse and trauma, assessment, mental health first aid, and suicide prevention.

We can make arrangements to come to your organization, school, church or other association. For more information please call 719-587-6967.


Mental Health and Wellness:

  • Mental Health First Aid – Mental Health First Aid is a 12 hour interactive course. Mental Health First Aid introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.
  • Stress management
  • 27-10 – Crisis management
  • Early Childhood presentations
  • Mental Health Response
  • Behavior Management with Challenging Populations
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Ethics and Boundaries
  • Others by request

Suicide Prevention:

  • safeTALK: An introduction to suicide prevention. safeTALK is a 3 hour workshop for community members and students. safeTALK teaches members of the community to recognize people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide first aid resources. This 3 hour workshop offers a carefully crafted set of helping steps and the use of creative educational processes to make it possible for attendees to leave safeTALK willing and able to be suicide alert helpers

In only a few hours, attendees will learn how to:

    • provide practical help to people with thoughts of suicide
    • be a suicide alert helper
    • be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes
    • missed, dismissed and avoided
    • activate a suicide alert using the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe)
    • connect people with thoughts of suicide to people trained in suicide intervention
  • ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training-A two-day workshop for community caregivers. ASIST provides practical help for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Participants often include:
  • People concerned about family, friends
  • Counselors, teachers and ministers
  • Workers in health, welfare or justice
  • Community volunteers
  • Emergency service workers
  • Mental health practitioners
  • Students

This interactive program includes teaching, discussion, videos and skills practice. The emphases of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first-aid, on helping a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. Participants in the workshop learn how to:

  • Recognize opportunities for help
  • Reach out and offer support
  • Estimate the risk of suicide
  • Apply a model for suicide intervention
  • Link people with community resources


  • Mentor Training – Learn how to mentor a youth ages 8-18
  • TIPS training
  • Cultural Competency trainings
  • Raising community awareness about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Ongoing trainings for coalition and community members regarding:
    • Policy
    • Evidence-Based Strategies
    • Social Norming and Social Marketing
    • Evaluation
    • Collecting Local Data
    • Using Local Data
    • Youth and Parent Engagement


Love and Logic Parenting-a 7 week educational class. Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in the interactions with children. Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. Love and Logic is a way of working with children that puts parents and teachers back in control, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares young people to live in the real world, with its many choices.