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Training: A Toolbox for Working with At-Risk Veterans

Join WarriorNOW for a special presentation “A Toolbox for Working with At-Risk Veterans” presented by Scott Hefty, US Army, Ret.


What is safety planning and is it effective? A safety plan can be useful in all sorts of life situations. They are helpful for people experiencing suicidal ideation or urges to self-harm, or for those dealing with abuse or unsafe situations, and for people with addictions who may be put in situations that may tempt them to use again. As for effectiveness, research shows that people taken to an emergency room after a suicide attempt are at high-risk of another attempt in the next several months. But creating a simple “safety plan” before discharge can reduced that risk by as much as 50 percent (2018 The Hotline.org)
Scott is a retired U.S. Army Veteran and recently retired as the Chief Probation Office/Court Administrator for the City of Lakewood Municipal Court. He has been involved with Veteran Treatment Courts since 2014 and the Lakewood VTC was awarded the Veteran Treatment Court of the year in 2020. Scott is currently a Veteran Mentor in the 17th JD as well as serves on Commerce City’s Veterans Commission.

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