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Course Description

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is traditionally a face-to-face classroom training program, but the Spring 2021 Semester section will be held online as we prioritize distance learning in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This program has been approved for 6 Category A Continuing Education Credits in Suicide Prevention by the National Association of Social Workers, NH Chapter.  Auth. #3621.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of children and teens who visited emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and attempts doubled between 2007 and 2015. These numbers are startling and concerning.

As professionals who work with young people, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by these serious mental health needs. Although we may not see how our role can make a positive impact, this workshop will offer possible pathways to understanding, reminding educators and mental health providers of their important role and ability to foster hope, connect the disconnected, and reduce stigma.

Begin with an examination of how suicide has been understood and misunderstood throughout modern history from a socio-cultural perspective. An exploration of the art and science of suicide intervention will be offered by surveying the landscape of prevention programming and support. Discuss the current research on suicidal trends, including the ways that suicide is understood from a neurobiological perspective.

Finally, focus on ways that professionals who work with youth can take action, in large and small ways, both personally and professionally, to feel empowered in the fight to save young lives.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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