Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices (3 CE)
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: This course has been developed by Stone, D., Holland, K., Bartholow, B., Crosby, A., Davis, S., and Wilkins, N. (2017) Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Atlanta, GA.
Course Description: This course is intended for practitioners, community leaders, health care workers, activists, and other individuals who work with people whom have been affected by suicide, and/or wanting to create change related to this concern. This technical package will first present statistics and education that will highlight the need for implementation and continuation of programs and approaches, and stress the need for comprehensive prevention efforts. Secondly, strategies and approaches are described in various forms of programs, policies, and practices with the intended use as a guide and example for implementation. Information is presented in ways to address issues on individual, relationship, community, and societal levels. Outcomes and supportive evidence are provided to demonstrate improvements and efficacy.
1. Cite key research findings on suicide and suicide attempts, and the effects on individuals, families, and communities at large.
2. Assess programs, policies, and practices in place that are designed to address and improve this major concern.
3. Discussion of specific strategies and approaches for prevention, intervention, and postvention efforts.
4. Analyze outcomes and evidence that supports implementation.
Course Format: Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.