More than 15,000 individuals from all walks of life have participated in the Intervene Challenge gaining skills that are proven to save lives when there is a risk of suicide.
The Intervene Challenge is the umbrella under which a variety of training opportunities are available. From 30-minute Keynote awareness presentations to multi day conferences offering world-class curriculum, there is a training opportunity that is calling your name. Training is facilitated by Master Trainers with extensive experience in real world crisis intervention. Clients served include:
· Veteran Organizations
· Civic Organizations
· Medical and Mental Health Professionals
Check out our calendar of upcoming events or organize an event for your community. A typical training event is 15 to 45 participants. However, we have done larger training conference events with hundreds participating. Contact us today to learn more about hosting an event for your community.
Join nearly 13,000 others that are now working to build a culture of health and a network of care!
Listen Learn Lead (L3) is the premier curriculum in the Intervene Challenge. A 5-hour program, L3 principles will benefit individuals from all walks of life. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to intervene for those at risk of suicide.
POST Credit approved for law enforcment.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is a world class 2 day curriculum with more than 1 million participants trained world wide.
Contact us today for details on offering ASIST in your community.
safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world.
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis.
Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.
My Bridge of Hope is a series of brief Suicide Awareness and Prevention talks by Chaplain Kenneth Koon given in 30 to 90 minute formats.
"Ken's talks serve as a bridge of hope for organizations that have experienced loss by suicide. You may not feel that you are ready for an intensive one or two day training. My Bridge of Hope is a great first step and powerful introduction. Even an hour with Ken will provide you with the basic skills that you need to make a difference."
Col. Doug Brantley, US Army (Ret)
We can customize a 30 to 90 minute programs for your organization for people across the nation. Build capacity and further enhance skills development as a follow up to the Intervene Challenege or as an intro in advance of taking the Challenge. Contact us today for more information.
"Volunteers in 13 states trained in one day! The online webinar was a great experience and our Buddy Team wants us to do it again! Thank you for taking the time to create this webinar for us! We look forward to working with you in the future!"
Nick and Jan Catinna
"This world is a better place for having compassionate champions like Ken Koon. His commitment, tenacity and support helps build the necessary networks so that we as a community can work together to reduce our losses." Sofia Wadman, Wales UK
"Because of Ken’s efforts our officers are better equipped to recognize and respond to someone that is considering suicide." Chief Janet Moon
“The training was great! Ken was knowledgeable and personable. Recommend all law enforcement officers take this training. Fantastic job.” Lt Josh Duke Henry County Police
“Excellent workshop! After 40 years in the counseling field, it is rare I say that.” Marilyn Roberts, LPC
“Best workshop I have been to in a long time. Ken used an everyday people approach for a difficult topic. I learned how to just "ask the question". What a rewarding conference.” Georgiana Bagley, LPC
"A heart for soldiers that extends beyond the Soldiers…” Brigadier Gen. John W. Aarsen, USAR
"A voice for the needs of soldiers in the civilian community." Chaplain (LTC) Tim Bonner, USAR
“A high quality of performance…articulate, caring and sensitive…most commendable." COL. TRACY L. DAWKINS, USAR
Ken’s training was amazing. Providing real world experience and situations and expanding our idea of who the “suicidal” are, what to say, how to help.” Debbie Kemp
“Ken sharing his story, just goes to show that we are all human and with enough stress, loss or trauma it can happen to anyone, but you can also survive.” Barbara Braun, LCSW
“This is one, if not the best workshops I have ever attended. My eyes are open now. I WILL intervene!” Kathy Parsons
“Ken is a very honest, caring facilitator…Informed without preaching.” Ron Walton
“Excellent workshop! Although I was familiar with suicide intervention, I found this method an effective, valuable resource. I particularly found the stories moving and memorable.” Bonnie Bar
“I have attended many boring seminars on the topic, although the topic should be anything but boring. The stories and humor helped keep my attention. It is obvious that Ken really cares and puts his energy into helping others.” Connie Hunt
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and I appreciated the straight forward, realistic, “no psychobabble” approach in this workshop, and the focus on how as a community we can do something NOW to reduce suicides.” Jill Hastings, PhD.