Listener Training


Our next Caring Contact Crisis Counselor Training will run in the fall from September 11th - November 19th, 2024.

The 11-week hybrid training class (in-person and remote)  will meet one evening a week from 6:30pm-9:30pm.  

Included in the training, our Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training class (ASIST) will be held on a Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th. The training will be from 8:30am-4:30pm, both days are required.

If you are interested, please apply (see button above).

Please click here for the detailed training class schedule.

If you have questions, please email our Executive Director, Mary Claire Givelber here.  Or call our office at (908) 301-1899

The course includes dynamic and interactive presentations by guest experts in active listening, grief recovery, mental health issues and suicide intervention. You will develop the ability to listen actively, assess the needs of someone in crisis and provide empathy and support.

Volunteer Listener Training is taught by trainers who are long-time listeners and nationally certified instructors in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.

To learn more about or to register for Volunteer Listener Training, please contact us.

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