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Suicide Prevention (QPR) with C-SSRS
Join experts in Crisis Intervention! In this live webinar, geared toward first responders and direct care providers in health and social services, you'll learn about suicide prevention and mitigation strategies, and evidenced-based techniques for active assessment and intervention.
Time & Location
Mar 10, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST
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About the Workshop
This course is a comprehensive look at how suicide impacts biology and psychology of the individuals experiencing suicide crisis. Participants learn
- brain basics,
- a brief history of suicidology,
- safety protocols for on scene,
- the latest research supporting the principals of intervention, and
- the statewide, evidenced based assessment for determining what to do in an active crisis.
Distinguishing myths from facts with respect to suicide, participants gain an understanding of the scope of the problem in the United States. Participants learn to identify risk factors and warning signs indicative of a suicidal crisis, to distinguish between early and late warning signs to assess the level of risk and urgency of the situation. This course covers considerations to attune to prior to intervening, including securing the scene and checking one’s own ability to respond, and participants learn how to use the Columbia-Suicide Severity Risk Scale (C-SSRS), adopted as the gold standard nationally for suicide assessment and intervention, to help them make decisions as to whether someone needs to be taken for immediate examination or if putting them in touch with resources is appropriate. Participants will demonstrate the ability to apply these techniques through case studies developed by Columbia University and Dr. Kelly Posner, the creator of the C-SSRS.
As increased demand places larger strains on systems in general, the burden has increasingly shifted to those in front-line response. This is especially true when it comes to the care of those in mental health and substance use crisis. With diminishing resources across multiple sectors and a season marked with loss and uncertainty, it's no surprise there are greater numbers of crisis calls than ever before. The Crisis Intervention Team answers the call, with the mission to preserve dignity and life, and promote safe, effective, and compassionate responses to people experiencing mental health, substance use, or cognitive crisis.
*This course meets the T.C.A. requirement for Suicide Prevention Training for licensed professionals
Certified CIT Officer
This ticket is for any Certified CIT Officer or Certified CIT Responder
All Other Non-CIT Attendees
+$0.38 service fee
This ticket is for any individual or agency that wishes to join but is not Certified CIT. Proceeds of this ticket go to support the ongoing training in mental health/substance use crisis response of law enforcement officers, frontline providers, and first responders.
+$0.38 service fee0