1st Steps in Suicide Prevention – Adults, Teens & Kids 6Hr

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Course Description

This course is designed to equip professionals with the information necessary for effective suicide prevention. By understanding risk and protective factors, trainees will gain increased capabilities at identifying the best course of action when dealing with suicide cases. It covers suicide assessment, treatment, and management. By completion, trainees will be able to assess a variety of situations and determine appropriate actions and responses. This course is based on current empirical research and best known practices.


Intended Audience

Healthcare professionals seeking training in suicide prevention. Including, but no limited to:

  • Social workers
  • Licensed mental health professionals
  • LPNs/RNs/ANRPs
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Naturopaths
  • Osteopathic physicians and surgeons
  • Osteopathic physician assistants
  • Physicians and physician assistants
  • Psychologists

In Washington State, pursuant to RCW 43.70.442, health professionals needing 6 hours of mandatory training.

Learning Objectives

  • To appropriately assess for suicide risk
  • Appropriately document suicide cases
  • Evaluate appropriate responses and design effective treatment plans
  • Define risk factors and increased risk in vulnerable populations
  • Understand and implement suicidal management
  • Build awareness to reflect sensitivity and relevance to the culture and background of patient populations
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review
  • Scenarios
  • Slides Presentation
  • Video Clips
  • Autograded
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Final Quiz
  • Passing 80%+
  • Quiz Retakes
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