Professional Development

"Suicide: NOT Talking About it CAN Hurt"

Thursday, May 31, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


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"Suicide:  NOT Talking About it CAN Hurt"

Death by suicide makes the news all too often.  Whether it’s a neighborhood teen or a popular celebrity, no one seems immune.  Regardless of age, gender or SES, individuals plan, attempt and complete suicide on a daily basis.  Friends and family left behind must cope with the aftermath.  Mental Health Professionals are in a position to assist someone contemplating suicide but are sometimes hesitant to do so.  This workshop will explore the “reasons” some contemplate suicide and how the media can serve to influence or educate individuals about this. A brief overview of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) and other evidenced based tools will highlight skills needed to speak with clients about this complex concept. By discussing suicidal ideation, participants will be better equipped to recognize the potential for suicide in clients, manage crisis and develop age appropriate interventions to support them and caregivers.

Suicide:  NOT Talking About It CAN Hurt, Approval #173108-1129, provided by Behavioral Health Matters, is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ.  CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period:  September 29, 2017 through August 31, 2018.  Social workers will receive six (6) Clinical continuing education hours for participating in this course.

Behavioral Health Matters, is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0443.  

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Last Updated: 04/27/18