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Suicide Prevention: Evidence-Based Strategies

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Suicide Prevention: Evidence-Based Strategies is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that reviews evidence-based research and offers strategies for screening, assessment, treatment, and prevention of suicide in both adolescents and adults.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, “Suicide is a serious but preventable public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities.” The CDC recommends a public health approach, with prevention efforts emanating from individuals, families, and communities who make changes to affect the social environment. Mental and physical health professionals and teachers can contribute to prevention efforts through awareness, promotion of resilience, and a commitment to social change.

Any approach to a mental health issue should be made using an evidence-based approach. The Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice Project (EBBP), funded by the Office of Behavioral & Social Sciences Research, recommends that professionals in the health and social sciences acquire and use a “shared vocabulary and conceptual grounding” to help share ideas and skills based on research and proven efficacy (EBBP, 2007).

Prevention is key: reducing risk factors and promoting resilience. This course will provide a review of evidence-based studies so that healthcare professionals are informed on this complex subject. Information from the suicide prevention technical package from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be provided. Included also are strategies for screening and assessment, prevention considerations, methods of treatment, and resources for choosing evidence-based suicide prevention programs.

Course #31-42 | 2022 | 67 pages | 20 posttest questions


Dec 31, 2032


Counselor CE, Occupational Therapy CE, Psychology CE, Social Work CE





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Laura More, MSW, LCSW, is a healthcare author and licensed clinical social worker. Laura was a founding partner of Care2Learn, a provider of online continuing education courses for the post-acute healthcare industry. She has authored or edited online continuing education courses and inservices, co-authored evidence-based care assessment area resources, and is co-author of The Licensed Practical Nurse in Long-term Care Field Guide. She is the recipient of the 2010 Education Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators.

Financial: Laura More receives author compensation from Professional Development Resources.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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