Peer Listening Support Series

The Peer Listening Support Series is an online series that provides a space for people to develop and strengthen skills and tools to support well-being in the agricultural community. This series will run for 7 weeks, from July 6th – Aug 17th. Meeting structure is a 1-hour window, with the first 30 minutes offering educational support and practical application of the tools followed by an optional 30 minutes of social connection. The weekly topics are as follows: July 6th: Active listening: reminding ourselves we are not trying to fix anyone’s situation but offer an ear and shoulder to a friend, neighbor, or colleague.  July 13th: Self-care and empathy fatigue: ways to identify our own signs of fatigue, stress and finding ways to ensure our well-being while supporting others July 20th: Initiating a difficult conversation and how to refer people to resources. We will be discussing the topic of suicide and ways to support…

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Agricultural Communities

What is QPR? QPR training teaches laypeople and professionals to recognize and respond to mental health crises using the approach of Question, Persuade and Refer. To attend this training participants must be 18 years of age or older. In this 1.5-hour QPR training, we will provide: – Information on the unique challenges farmers face that can lead to stress, depression, and suicide.– Examples implementing each QPR component with someone at risk for suicide.– Information on how to help someone at risk of suicide. Registration spots are limited, so please only register if you can attend the event. No recording of this training will be available. Interested in hosting a QPR training session for your organization? Contact Olivia Bury (obury@agrisafe.org) for more information!

Peer Listening Support Series

The Peer Listening Support Series is an online series that provides a space for people to develop and strengthen skills and tools to support well-being in the agricultural community. This series will run for 7 weeks, from July 6th – Aug 17th. Meeting structure is a 1-hour window, with the first 30 minutes offering educational support and practical application of the tools followed by an optional 30 minutes of social connection. The weekly topics are as follows: July 6th: Active listening: reminding ourselves we are not trying to fix anyone’s situation but offer an ear and shoulder to a friend, neighbor, or colleague.  July 13th: Self-care and empathy fatigue: ways to identify our own signs of fatigue, stress and finding ways to ensure our well-being while supporting others July 20th: Initiating a difficult conversation and how to refer people to resources. We will be discussing the topic of suicide and ways to support…

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Agricultural Communities

What is QPR? QPR training teaches laypeople and professionals to recognize and respond to mental health crises using the approach of Question, Persuade and Refer. To attend this training participants must be 18 years of age or older. In this 1.5-hour QPR training, we will provide: – Information on the unique challenges farmers face that can lead to stress, depression, and suicide.– Examples implementing each QPR component with someone at risk for suicide.– Information on how to help someone at risk of suicide. Registration spots are limited, so please only register if you can attend the event. No recording of this training will be available. Interested in hosting a QPR training session for your organization? Contact Olivia Bury (obury@agrisafe.org) for more information!

Peer Listening Support Series

The Peer Listening Support Series is an online series that provides a space for people to develop and strengthen skills and tools to support well-being in the agricultural community. This series will run for 7 weeks, from July 6th – Aug 17th. Meeting structure is a 1-hour window, with the first 30 minutes offering educational support and practical application of the tools followed by an optional 30 minutes of social connection. The weekly topics are as follows: July 6th: Active listening: reminding ourselves we are not trying to fix anyone’s situation but offer an ear and shoulder to a friend, neighbor, or colleague.  July 13th: Self-care and empathy fatigue: ways to identify our own signs of fatigue, stress and finding ways to ensure our well-being while supporting others July 20th: Initiating a difficult conversation and how to refer people to resources. We will be discussing the topic of suicide and ways to support…

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Peer Listening Support Series

The Peer Listening Support Series is an online series that provides a space for people to develop and strengthen skills and tools to support well-being in the agricultural community. This series will run for 7 weeks, from July 6th – Aug 17th. Meeting structure is a 1-hour window, with the first 30 minutes offering educational support and practical application of the tools followed by an optional 30 minutes of social connection. The weekly topics are as follows: July 6th: Active listening: reminding ourselves we are not trying to fix anyone’s situation but offer an ear and shoulder to a friend, neighbor, or colleague.  July 13th: Self-care and empathy fatigue: ways to identify our own signs of fatigue, stress and finding ways to ensure our well-being while supporting others July 20th: Initiating a difficult conversation and how to refer people to resources. We will be discussing the topic of suicide and ways to support…

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Peer Listening Support Series

The Peer Listening Support Series is an online series that provides a space for people to develop and strengthen skills and tools to support well-being in the agricultural community. This series will run for 7 weeks, from July 6th – Aug 17th. Meeting structure is a 1-hour window, with the first 30 minutes offering educational support and practical application of the tools followed by an optional 30 minutes of social connection. The weekly topics are as follows: July 6th: Active listening: reminding ourselves we are not trying to fix anyone’s situation but offer an ear and shoulder to a friend, neighbor, or colleague.  July 13th: Self-care and empathy fatigue: ways to identify our own signs of fatigue, stress and finding ways to ensure our well-being while supporting others July 20th: Initiating a difficult conversation and how to refer people to resources. We will be discussing the topic of suicide and ways to support…

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Culture is our Wellness/La Cultura Cura

Summary: The science of medicine has been part of every culture around the world. However, the contemporary allopathic medical model represents only part of our understanding of health, healing, and wellbeing, and not failing to mention, it is not always accessible to marginalized communities. This webinar introduces the practice of Curanderismo as an ethno-indigenous form of health and healing originating in Mesoamerica and practiced among many Latinx communities. The presenters will discuss their work with traditional medicine and present the specializations of Curanderismo, which can be used by people of all cultural backgrounds and various health providers with their patients. The presenters will begin with a brief opening ceremony, provide their personal narratives of traditional healing, a historical grounding of Curanderismo, present the specializations of the traditional medicine, and discuss current efforts to integrate traditional and allopathic medicine.  Objectives: At the end of this presentation attendees will be able to... Describe…

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AgWell Summer BBQ

Featuring AgWell’s Peer Connection Summit in partnership with the NW CO RMFU Chapter, Historic Hayden Granary, Community Ag Alliance, USDA NRCS, & CSU Extension This is a family-friendly BBQ open to anyone in the agricultural community.  There will be networking opportunities as well with representation from the organizations listed above The purpose of the RMFU/ AgWell Summer BBQ is to cultivate connections between farmers and ranchers and to develop a deeper understanding of the local organizations and resources available. 11:00 am: Intro Meet and Greet 12:00 pm Lunch 1:00 pm: Breathing exercise 1:10 pm AgWell COMET Training 2:00 pm Egg Relay 2:30 pm Local comedian Kalynn Smith 3:00 pm: Snacks and open mic 4:00 pm Music and connection

Webinar: Putting Time and Distance Between Someone at Risk of Suicide and Lethal Means: An Overview of the CALM Workshop

Hosted by Agrisafe Network Summary: Suicide is a leading cause of death in many communities and impacts hundreds of people. Creating mechanisms to put time and distance between someone struggling with a mental health concern and lethal means is an important part of creating hope and healing. Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…– Suicide risk and protective factors in rural, ranching, and farming communities– Why safe storage protocols matter in suicide safety planning– Overview of the Counseling on Access to Lethal Means approach To register, please click HERE.

Webinar: Protecting and Promoting the Health of Young Agricultural Workers: The Role of Employers and Supervisors

Hosted by Agrisafe Network Protecting and Promoting the Health of Young Agricultural Workers: The Role of Employers and Supervisors Summary: There are many benefits for hiring youth in agriculture, including the development of job skills, increased self-esteem, responsibility, and earned income. However, adolescents and young adults working in agriculture (under 25 years old) are at increased risk for occupational injuries. In addition to traditional workplace hazards, developmental differences (both physical and cognitive), inexperience, fatigue, and distracted behaviors increase the risk of injury. Employers and supervisors play an active role in protecting these workers. Communicating effectively with young workers about health and safety hazards that impact injury risk is key to protecting this population. This webinar will describe specific skills and practices that can be implemented in the workplace, on family farms, and in agricultural classrooms. Intended Audience: Employers, Parents, Educators Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be…

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Webinar: Farm Youth Mental Health: What We Know and How to Help

Hosted by the Agrisafe Network Farm Youth Mental Health: What We Know and How to Help Summary: Caring for both the physical and emotional health of our next generation is crucial. From adapting to changes to feeling overwhelmed, like adults, children also experience stress and anxiety; however, they may be unsure of what they are feeling and how to respond. During this webinar, we will take a closer look at the status of farm youth mental health. We will recognize causes of stress among youth living in farming and rural communities and highlight the resources available to assist families. Intended Audience: Extension, practitioners, educators, farming/rural families, etc. Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…– Describe the status of farm youth’s mental health including the prevalence of anxiety and depression.– Recognize common and unique reasons or causes of stress among youth living in farming and rural…

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