Understanding Suicide: Effective Tools for Prevention, Intervention and Survivor Support

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Course Description:

Suicide provides unique challenges to both the professional caregiver and those within the informal support system. This course will help define challenges for those faced with providing crisis intervention with suicidal people and their support systems.  It seeks to examine evidence-based concepts and gives practical tools to equip helpers with suicide awareness, professional referral, peer support intervention and supporting survivors in the aftermath of a suicide completion.  The course is interactive and uses lecture, small and large group discussion, role-plays, and video interviews with survivors and experienced leaders in the field of suicidology.

Course Highlights:

1.     Identify current relevant suicide data relating to demographics, means and methods2.     Explore the relevant research surrounding the suicidal mind3.     List key risk and protective factors to protect and support suicidal individuals4.     Identify important myths surrounding suicide5.     Identify an evidence-based model for suicide intervention and supporting suicidal individuals6.     Explain how to educate support systems on restricting access to lethal means7.     Articulate ways to support survivors in the immediate aftermath8.     Identify elements of suicide grief and utilize key tools for both immediate response to survivors long-term grief recovery9.     Identify key suicide prevention and support resources to assist families, organizations and communities

Continuing Education Information:

Two-Day Course

General Contact Hours:

14 Contact Hours: 1.4 General CEUs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Dept. of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

*Based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours.

Profession Specific Contact Hours:

  • 14 PDHs from EAPA– Employee Assistance Professionals Association (Expiration Date – May 31, 2023)

*PLEASE NOTE: These hours are only applicable towards courses offered at Virtual Trainings, Regional Trainings, Online Courses, and the World Congress.  

Approved Instructor Courses:

It is up to the Approved Instructors or sponsoring agency to apply for profession specific Continuing Education Unit’s if they choose.  Learn more on our CEU Information page.

** Please check with your state licensing board prior to registration to see if they will accept the certificate of completion as a means for continuing education.