Suicide Risk, Assessment, and Intervention: Skill Building Lab
Starts at: February 23, 2021 10:00am ET
Ends at: February 23, 2021 12:00pm ET
The global pandemic and resulting social isolation have taken a heavy toll on the human mind, heart, and spirit. Though the strain is difficult for everyone, marginalized communities already dealing with systemic injustice and those with existing mental health challenges have an extra level of distress to contend with. Professional helpers may encounter suicidal clients in any health and human service role, but may not feel confident about how to tell who is most at risk for suicide, how to assess the level of danger, and how to connect someone who is struggling with effective interventions. Broadly relevant to many populations, with special focus on LGBTQ individuals and people living with HIV, this webinar event is designed to help workers build a toolbox of practical skills you can use immediately to support vulnerable people in staying alive and moving towards well.
As a result of this program, participants will be able to:
Explore the dynamics of suicide among vulnerable populations, including people living with HIV and AIDS.
Identify key methods and tools for assessing suicide risk with clients
Describe how to address suicidal ideation and self-harm, boost resilience, and connect clients to specialized care and treatment
Examine prevalence, disparities, trends, unique risk and protective factors, and culturally-specific support interventions
Kate Bishop, MSSA Education Coordinator The LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care Baltimore, MD
Nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers, and other members of the healthcare team interested in building skills around suicide prevention.
Nursing: The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity qualifies for 2.0 contact hours.
Addiction Treatment Professionals: Central East ATTC is a NAADAC approved continuing education provider and has approved up to 2.0 contact hours for this event.
Continuing Education credits issued for participation in CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of their state licensing board(s).
A variety of the listed populations will be discussed at this event.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or other gender
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.