People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) are at increased risk for undetected suicidal thoughts and behaviors and for developing suicidal thoughts and behaviors, which usually creates high anxiety for professionals, parents and caregivers caring and working with them. This training aims to increase professionals’, parents’ and caregivers’ knowledge and skills to recognize risk and protective factors, warning signs and suicidal behaviors in people with I/DD and to facilitate early referral of those at risk for suicide.

Training Format/Duration: Half-day/ Full-day or 3-6 hours

Target Populations: 

  • Professionals 
  • Parents
  • Caregivers 
  • Community members

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.