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.

Workshop Highlights:

1.     Identify current relevant suicide data relating to demographics, means and methods

2.     Explore the relevant research surrounding the suicidal mind

3.     List key risk and protective factors to protect and support suicidal individuals

4.     Identify important myths surrounding suicide

5.     Identify an evidence-based model for suicide intervention and supporting suicidal individuals

6.     Explain how to educate support systems on restricting access to lethal means

7.     Articulate ways to support survivors in the immediate aftermath

8.     Identify elements of suicide grief and utilize key tools for both immediate response to survivors long-term grief recovery

9.     Identify key suicide prevention and support resources to assist families, organizations and communities

Completion of “Understanding Suicide: Effective Tools for Prevention, Intervention and Survivor Support” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (7 Contact Hours) qualifies as a workshop in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

Continuing Education Information

Two-Day Workshop: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

14 Contact Hours; 14 PDHs for EAPs pending; 14 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction Counselors; OR 1.4 General CEUs from UMBC Training Centers

Continuing education information listed is only applicable when attending an ICISF Regional Training.