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Suicide: Prevention, Screening and Response Training for the General Public
May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$10
Every 11 minutes, someone in the United States dies by suicide. Suicide is a preventable public health problem and prevention depends in large part on appropriate screening and response. The clinicians at Bradley Hospital designed a training program, specifically for individuals who do not have a background in behavioral health. Suicide: Prevention, Screening and Response is a 3-hour class offered to anyone in the community who may wish to learn more about suicide prevention. Educators, public safety personnel, family members, healthcare workers, faith leaders, transportation workers, food service employees, community members; in fact, anyone who interacts with children or adults will benefit.
Upon completion of this program, participants learn to administer the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale-Screen Version (C-SSRS Screener) and learn how to respond appropriately to the needs of the individual being screened based on the results. The C-SSRS Screener is an evidence-based tool, consisting of a maximum of six questions, designed to be used by those without specialized training in suicide assessment. Participants also review current Rhode Island and national statistics on suicide, and learn risk factors, warning signs, and myths and facts. Local resources will also be presented.
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