Lawrence County Coalition

Our Mental Health Trainings

Contact Lawrence County Coalition to schedule a training.
Call 605-717-1419 or email

Lawrence County Coalition
QPR for Suicide Prevention

QPR is a one-hour suicide prevention training for participants to be able to recognize the warning signs of suicide and question, persuade and refer people at risk for suicide for help.

This one hour training can be conducted:

  • in the workplace
  • the community setting
  • in the home for a group of individuals interested in receiving the training.

A group of 5-25 participants would be ideal for the training.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour training that can be taught in one day, or spread out for several sessions. It is an evidence-based certifiable early intervention certifiable course.

This course teaches you how to assist and support others who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge and/or crisis.   A group of 8-25 participants would be ideal for the training. 

Techniques of Alcohol Management Training

LCC can help business owners pay for the required TAM Training for their establishment.

Contact the Coalition Coordinator at (605) 717-1417 or email


From waiters to bartenders to servers, selling and serving alcoholic beverages comes with everyday risks and challenges. Equip your team with the skills and the techniques they need to safely and responsibly overcome these challenges with South Dakota alcohol server training from TAM.

Though alcohol server training is not required in South Dakota, having the skills and the knowledge presented in our course is beneficial to your servers and staff. By completing our training, your staff will have a better understanding of how to responsibly sell and serve alcoholic beverages while maintaining a safe, controlled environment.


  1. Intro and Pre-Test: An introduction to the course and brief test of pre-course knowledge.
  2. Laws and Ethics: Legal responsibilities related to handling alcohol.
  3. Clinical Effects of Alcohol: How alcohol affects the consumer.
  4. S.I.R. and M.A.A.M.: Preventing and handling customer intoxication.
  5. Preventing Underage Purchase and Consumption: Recognizing false identification and dealing with underage drinking.
  6. Disturbances: Dealing with disruptive consumers in the workplace.
  7. Laws and Regulations: Legal restrictions and rules pertaining to alcohol consumption in South Dakota.

The aim of the TAM course is to:

  • Encourage professionalism and ethical conduct in persons who sell and serve alcoholic beverages.
  • Provide employees with the necessary skills for the prevention of illegal sales of alcohol to underage persons, including identifying and responding to false identification;
  • Teach servers and management to effectively monitor and respond to customer intoxication and methods to prevent intoxication.
  • Teach methods to maintain safety and control of the environment as well as good customer relations while responding to alcohol-related incidents.
  • Identify federal, state and local laws relating to alcohol sale.

Through our course, you and your employees will learn how to accurately identify false identifications, prevent the sale of alcohol to minors, understand how to maintain a safe, controlled environment, and more. The goal of our alcohol server training is to provide your hospitality staff with the education and resources they need to professionally and ethically manage the sale of alcoholic beverages in your establishment.

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