Patty Rives, MSW, LCSW, has extensive experience in the field of crisis intervention, as well as suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. Working with the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center (BRCIC), she provided clinical support for suicide survivors, trained crisis line counselors, provided community trainings and served as the Community Outreach Coordinator.
In 2002, working with BRCIC, she attended her LivingWorks ASIST Training for Trainers and began her journey with LivingWorks. Since 2002, her roles have included LivingWorks ASIST consulting trainer, T4T coach and team leader, and LivingWorks safeTALK instructor.
In 2012, Patty was contracted as LivingWorks safeTALK Training Program Manager and Instructor Consultant, working closely with LivingWorks Operations to support the Instructor network. As Director, Training, she continues to provide support for trainers, coaches and instructors. In addition, working with Operations to develop and support quality assurance for trainers and trainings, she deeply values building relationships as key for LivingWorks' continued growth and presence as a leader for suicide prevention in the world.