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Continuing Education courses about Suicide Prevention

Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs and Practices (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores strategies and approaches for suicide prevention and includes a discussion of strengthening economic supports, strengthening mental health care, creating protective environments, promoting connectedness, teaching coping, supporting people at risk, and lessening harm.  Comprehensive prevention efforts are identified along with examples of effective programs, practices, and policies.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  
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A Review of the Research on Suicide Among Men in the Middle Years (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course examines current research on suicide among men in the middle years.  Special consideration is given to issues facing men in the criminal justice system, gay, bisexual and transgender men, and veterans.  Risk factors are explored, including issues of mental health, alcohol and drugs, chronic medical conditions, economic factors, and cultural expectations about masculine identity.  Protective factors are discussed as well.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  
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Substance Use and Suicide: A Nexus Requiring a Public Health Approach (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the association between substance use and suicide and how substance misuse affects suicidal behavior.  The course identifies at-risk populations, shared risk factors, shared protective factors, warning signs, and the need for collaborative efforts across mental health and substance use fields.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning,  intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.  

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