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Course Overview

Accurate assessment, safety planning, and treatment are the cornerstones of suicide intervention. Suicide prevention also encompasses community-wide programs and interventions that target populations long before any elevated risk or suicidal behaviors occur. These programs tend to focus on bolstering protective factors against suicide while minimizing the development of risk factors. Depending upon your professional role, you may be involved in the implementation and organization of primary prevention programs. Even if you are less directly involved in primary prevention, providing quality care to your community means understanding the ways that these interventions are underway to bolster protective factors and prevent suicide. This course will examine community-based suicide prevention approaches that mitigate individual risk factors and support a comprehensive approach. You will learn how these early interventions impact suicide risk. You will also learn the role that connectedness, life skills, and resilience play in preventing suicide. Examples of specific programs and interactive exercises will support your learning of these concepts. The goal of this course is to provide social work, psychology, nursing, alcohol and drug counseling, marriage and family therapy, and counseling professionals in health and human services with information about community-based, upstream suicide prevention approaches. Note: This course focuses specifically on early interventions that are designed to reduce suicide risk. It does not focus on screening, assessment, or interventions with actively suicidal individuals. The Relias library has many additional suicide prevention courses that can help you improve your skills in screening, assessment, interventions, and postvention.

About the Course Author

Kathryn Falbo-Woodson, MSW, LCSWA, is a licensed clinical social worker for Atrium Health-Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte and Monroe, NC. She works extensively with adult cancer patients and their family systems in psychotherapy, supportive counseling, and case management throughout diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and death/dying. Kathryn also serves as president for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-NC Chapter and is specially trained in bereavement of survivors of suicide. Kathryn earned her B.A. in psychology from West Virginia University, and her M.S.W. at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, serving as a PrimeCare Scholar and receiving specialized training in integrated healthcare. Kathryn Falbo-Woodson, MSW, LCSWA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    2.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • American Psychological Association

    2.00HOURS

    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
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    2.00HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 2.0 CEHs.
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    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    2.00HOURS

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    2.00HOURS

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    1.50HOURS



    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours
  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    2.00HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 CEBroker Provider 50-290 This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours
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    2.00HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
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    2.00HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.

    Content Area: C7
  • Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

    2.00HOURS

    Categories Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    2.00HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 General continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
  • Association of Social Work Boards - New Jersey

    2.00HOURS

    This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #37 Course 3369 from 01/29/2021 to 01/29/2023. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): General Social Work Practice 2.0.
    New Jersey social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by Relias Learning, LLC may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board.
    Course Delivery Method and Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning Reading-Based Online
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    2.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 2.0 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    2.00HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 2.0 CEH's
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    2.00HOURS

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    2.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    2.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    2.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing Board

    2.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by the North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board for 2.0 hours of CEU credit.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

    2.00HOURS

    N/A
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    2.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    2.00HOURS

    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    2.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    2.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    2.00HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    2.00HOURS

    N/A
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

    2.00HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-BHC-0-ACBSP
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-08-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe how fostering life skills and resilience can help to prevent suicide.; Explain what upstream suicide prevention means and why it is important.; Summarize the impact of connectedness as an upstream suicide prevention approach.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Upstream Approaches to Suicide Prevention
    Meet Robert
    What Do We Mean by Upstream Interventions?
    Best Practice Guidelines and Upstream Approaches
    Quick Check
    Why Do We Need Upstream Interventions?
    Protective Factors
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Connectedness and Suicide Prevention
    What is Connectedness?
    The Impact of Connectedness
    A Caveat About Connectedness
    Peer Norm Programs
    Community Engagement
    Resource Access Through Connectedness
    Working to Reduce Suicide Through Community Partnerships
    Connectedness Levels, Bullying, and Suicide
    Addressing the Factors Related to the Bullying-Suicide Link
    Closing the “Us” Vs. “Them” Gap
    Stigma and Help-Seeking
    How You Can Use This Information
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Life Skills, Resilience, and Suicide Prevention
    What Do We Mean by Life Skills?
    What Is Resilience?
    Life Skills, Resilience, and Suicide Risk
    Social-Emotional Learning Programs
    Social-Emotional Learning for High-Risk Youth
    Parenting Skills and Family-Based Programs
    Strengthening Families to Prevent Early Adversity
    Life Skills and Worksite Wellness
    Strategies for Boosting Resilience
    How You Can Use This Information
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Psychologists; Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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