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Suicides: Strength-centered Approaches for Detection & Prevention (2 CE Hours)

Program Summary

How can you tell someone is suicidal? When you do what are appropriate steps to take to prevent it? This is a two hour program to assist counselors (including substance abuse counselors) build skills for suicide prevention.

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

The participant will be helped to understand the pattern of suicidal risk in various demographic characteristics, including exacerbations for elderly, adolescents, people with substance use disorders, etc. The level of lethal risk for various types of suicidal behaviors will also be discussed.

Finally, the participant will be provided with guidelines and strategies for managing suicidal situations for reducing and preventing suicide.