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Every 40 seconds, one person dies by suicide.  Suicide is complex and so are the solutions, but it is preventable.  Using the Core Competencies for Suicide Risk Assessment and Management (SPRC, 2006), this training is designed to foster competence and confidence necessary for professionals to perform suicide assessment and management to prevent suicide.

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This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Assess personal attitudes and approach in working with individuals at risk for suicide.

b). Define key terms related to suicidality.

c). Articulate risk and protective factors and understand the biopsychosocial model of suicide.

d). Evaluate risk assessment tools and explore questions to elicit accurate assessment information from the client.

e). Apply clinical judgment to formulate risk.

f). Identify the benefits of collaborative treatment and safety planning and recognize the importance of means reduction.

g). Brief overview of evidence-based treatment options.


Target Audience:

Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Youth Development Workers; Healthcare Workers


Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Crystal Rozelle–Bennett, LMSW

Material Author(s): Crystal Rozelle–Bennett, LMSW

Crystal Rozelle – Bennett, LMSW has been working with youth and families for nearly 20 years. She is committed to empowering, engaging, educating and advocating in order to implement trauma-informed strategies for individuals and communities. Mrs. Bennett earned a Bachelor’s in Arts in Psychology from Wells College and went on to complete her Masters in Social Work from Florida State University. During her career, Ms. Bennett has demonstrated a passion in sharing her personal and professional experiences with others to serve marginalized individuals and prevent re-traumatization. Ms. Bennett is a life longer learner and has provided education and support to foster families, facilitated psychoeducation programs for youth, responded to crisis hotline calls for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and trained behavioral healthcare professionals in the areas of Human Trafficking, Suicide Prevention, Child Trauma/Maltreatment, Motivational Interviewing, Racial Trauma, Cultural Competency and serving LGBT youth.

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