Suicide Awareness: An Introduction for Crisis Responders

Requesting This Course:

Course Description:

Online Course: Two Week Self Paced (14 contact hours)
In Person Course: 1 day (7 Contact hours)

The ability to recognize and effectively intervene with suicidal individuals is one of the most challenging aspects of crisis intervention. This course is recommended for those without   formal mental health training. The course is designed to increase awareness of suicide, and equip participants with information and basic skills to respond to a person considering suicide.  Discussions, demonstrations, and scenarios will be used to facilitate learning. This is an introductory level course.

Program Highlights:

  • Overview of suicide
  • Crisis intervention and suicide prevention
  • Preventative and Protective Factors
  • Risk and Recognition
  • Strategies for Responding to those considering suicide
  • Referral Skills and Resources

Completion of “Suicide Awareness: An Introduction for Crisis Responders” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

Continuing Education Information

One-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Online Course: 14 contact hours: 14 PDH’s for EAPA/EACC, 14 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction counselors or 1.4 General CE credits from UMBC Training Centers.
In Person Course: 7 Contact hours: 7 PDH’s for EAPA/EACC, 7 CE Credits for National Association for Substance Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) or .7 General CE Credits from UMBC Training Centers.
* Please check with your state licensing board to see if they will accept the certificate of completion as a means for continuing education.