Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business: The Role that We Play as Providers

  • Jul24, 2018
  • 9 am to 12:15 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of suicide as a public health issue and the critical but often overlooked role  providers and educators play in suicide prevention.

Presenter:
Janel Cubbage, MS, LGPC

CEUs/Category:
3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs

Suicide is a prevalent public health issue worldwide. As a result, suicide prevention has become  a global initiative at both the individual, family, and societal levels. While state level organizations focus on suicide prevention at the broader societal levels, local level agencies,  providers and educators  within local schools and communities are the ones who  provide  immediate suicide prevention education and services at the individual and family levels. This workshop will provide an overview of suicide as a public health issue and the critical but often overlooked role  providers and educators play in suicide prevention.

Target Populations:

  • Social workers
  • Educators
  • Counselors
  • Law professionals
  • Psychologists
  • Students
  • Medical Staff

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Recognize suicide as a public health issue and the impact of suicide.
  2. Identify the role providers and educators can play in suicide prevention.
  3. Become aware of the various resources available in the state for suicide prevention.
  4. Recognize personal beliefs or stigma about suicide.           
     
 

Note:

Kennedy Krieger Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and Social Workers. Kennedy Krieger Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  3.0 to 6.0 Continuing Education Credits (Category 1) will be granted to Social Workers and licensed psychologists. This seminar reflects program content and is intended to meet the Maryland license requirement to enhance competence in the provision of psychological services to culturally diverse populations. No conflicts have been identified.

For more information on our Summer Learning Series or to request accommodation or assistance for individuals with disabilities, please contact us by phone at 443-923-9555, email Training.MCDD@KennedyKrieger.org , or visit MCDD.KennedyKrieger.org