Suicide Awareness: An Introduction for Crisis Responders

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Course Description:

The ability to recognize and effectively intervene with suicidal individuals is one of the most challenging aspects of crisis intervention. This course is recommended for those without   formal mental health training. The course is designed to increase awareness of suicide, and equip participants with information and basic skills to respond to a person considering suicide.  Discussions, demonstrations, and scenarios will be used to facilitate learning. This is an introductory level course.

Program Highlights:

  • Overview of suicide
  • Crisis intervention and suicide prevention
  • Preventative and Protective Factors
  • Risk and Recognition
  • Strategies for Responding to those considering suicide
  • Referral Skills and Resources

Completion of “Suicide Awareness: An Introduction for Crisis Responders” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (7 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

Continuing Education Information

One-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 7 Contact Hours; 7 CE Credits for Psychologists (pending); 7 PDHs for EAPs; 7 CE Hours for Calif. MFTs & LCSWs; 7 Contact Hours for National Certified Addiction Counselors; OR .7 General CEUs from UMBC

Continuing education information listed under the course description is only applicable when attending an ICISF Regional Training.