David is available to conduct on-campus trainings, off-site seminars, and conference presentations. Listed below are his current program offerings. For more information, please use the contact page to get in touch with him.
Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR)
David is a master QPR trainer who has taught the QPR curriculum for several years, and was the key person in bringing the QPR model to the state university system in Connecticut. The training covers how to question, persuade, and refer an individual who may be suicidal; getting help to prevent suicidality; common causes and warning signs of suicide; and helping someone in crisis.
Mental Health First Response
David is a Red Cross mental health first responder and is the mental health lead for the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island. As such, he has assisted with relief efforts for hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, and Harvey as well as providing mental health support at the Sandy Hook and Las Vegas shootings. David has also created NABITA programs that deal with the issues of suicide and mental health on campus, including:
PASS (Prevent Another Student Suicide): A three-hour training that focuses on recognizing suicide warning signs, conducting safety assessment, and doing safety planning for students. PASS training also provides a more in-depth review of depression and suicide; key protective factors; and key factors in managing a suicidal person.
Lend a Hand: A three-hour mental health awareness and intervention training. The Lend a Hand program offers the opportunity for campus BITs, student affairs professionals, student conduct officers, faculty, residential life staff, and other members of the campus community to develop awareness and intervention skills in the areas of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Basic information about suicide is also reviewed, but the PASS program is recommended for a more in-depth training for suicide prevention.