As the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death (after accidents) for people aged 10 to 34, suicide is a serious public health problem. Men are more than three times more likely than women to take their lives. Yet, suicide is preventable. Knowing the risk factors and recognizing the warning signs for suicide can help prevent suicide. In this two hour training, the presenter is going to identify the risk and protective factors.
- Recognize the impact suicide has on families and communities
- Define suicide, suicide attempt, and suicide ideation
- Identify risk factors for suicide at the individual, relationship, community and societal
- Identify internal vs. external protective factors.
- Explain the effective ways to reduce an individual’s risk factors by increasing their protective
- Describe the dispel myths about suicide.
- Show the complete formal suicide risk assessment and complete a Safety Contract
- Increase resources in your risk assessment “toolbox”
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC, & NBCC
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level Beginner to Intermediate
- Language English
- Students 1015
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self