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DHS Provider Q&A

Second Tuesday of each month, 11:30a–12:30p

Online: Zoom

Listen in as DHS leadership share important information with providers and respond to your questions live. Agenda includes updates in policy, practice and procurement and an opportunity for providers to share their feedback. Recordings of past meetings are available here.

Safe and Effective Messaging for Suicide Prevention


Free Online Training

Watch the recording of Safe and Effective Messaging for Suicide Prevention here.

As a follow up to the release of the Utah Suicide Prevention State Plan for 2022–2026, the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition is hosting quarterly free virtual webinars and live Q&A on suicide in Utah, and how the plan and data are used in prevention efforts.The most recently recorded webinar covered:

  • Why safe messaging is crucial in suicide prevention
  • Best practices for images and language to reduce stigma, inspire positive action, and increase hope in your audience
  • Resources available to support safe messaging for social media, news reporting, stories of recovery, data communications, public health messaging, and communications

Learn more about the plan and view our three previous webinars here.

Trauma Informed Approach Training


Free Online Training

The Utah State Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health has a free webinar on the Trauma-Informed Approach along with other resources on trauma which are available to the public.  Locate the Trauma Informed Approach Training on their website.

Stereotypes & Bias

Monday, 4/18, 5/23, or 6/20 at 1:00 p

Virtual, one-hour webinar

Stereotypes & Bias: An in depth perspective of how our stereotypes, prejudices, and bias dictate how we see and interact with others. Taught by Daniel Dukes from the Office of Health Disparities from the Utah Department of Health. To register, email

Introduction to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Accessibility

Wednesday, 4/27, 6/1, or 6/29 at 2:30 p

Virtual, one-hour webinar

Intro to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Accessibility: A broad approach to better understand EDIA and how this knowledge improves cultural competency and communication with organizations and communities. Taught by Daniel Dukes from the Office of Health Disparities from the Utah Department of Health. To register, email


Friday, 5/6 or 6/10 at 10:00 a

Virtual, one-hour webinar

Intersectionality (Understanding multiple social identities) : Focusing on the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups. Taught by Daniel Dukes from the Office of Health Disparities from the Utah Department of Health. To register, email






(not sponsored by DHS)

Promising Youth Conference

Thursday, May 12 & Friday, May 13, 8:30a-4:30p  

In-person, Snowbird Utah

Founded in 1980, the Annual Conference of Agencies and Organizations Serving Promising (formerly Troubled) Youth has always been, as the name indicates, an interagency and multidisciplinary meeting of professionals from education, the juvenile court, human services, juvenile justice, and public/private treatment resources who all deal with children and youth, at-risk and under-resourced, who are experiencing educational, legal, behavioral, and/or mental health challenges. Register

Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM-Utah) 

Free one-hour online course / Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Teaches you how to have effective and sensitive conversations with at-risk patients regarding their access to firearms and other highly fatal methods.