1st Steps in Suicide Prevention – Screening and Referrals 3Hr

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Course Description

This course is intended to teach Washington State professionals about current statistics, screening for suicidal ideation and making referrals. management, and special issues related to suicide prevention. This course includes a post-test, as well as several lesson-recall examples throughout the content. By the completion of the course, the learner will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and practice of suicide prevention and screening/referral by passing a post-test with a score ≥ 80%.

Intended Audience

  • Certified Counselors/Advisors
  • Chemical Dependance Professionals
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Occupational Therapists & Assistants
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical Therapists & Assistants
  • Retired, Active License (dentists/optometrists)

Learning Objectives

  • The learner will identify specific populations at greatest risk for suicide as measured by completion of a mid-lecture self-check question.
  • The learner will be able to describe how to screen for suicidality as measured by completion of a post-presentation quiz.
  • The learner will demonstrate competence with the appropriate use of a suicide screening tool to identify those at risk for suicide during a case study.
  • The learner will be able to describe the appropriate steps for referral to take after identifying a patient at risk for suicide, as measured by completion of a post-presentation quiz.
  • The learner will understand specific risk factors for Veterans and available interventions.
  • The learner will describe issues related to imminent harm by lethal means.
  • The learner will complete a structured suicide risk assessment based upon a case scenario.
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review
  • Interactive Elements
  • Lesson Recall Self Assessment
  • Scenarios
  • Slides Presentation
  • Video Clips
  • Autograded
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Final Quiz
  • Passing 80%+
  • Quiz Retakes

Course Content

1st Steps in Suicide Prevention: Screening and Referral
Lesson 1: Suicide in the US
Lesson 2: Special Populations at Greatest Risk for Suicide
Lesson 3: Screening for Risk of Suicide
Lesson 4: Referral
Lesson 5.1: Veteran Population
Lesson 6: Issues Related to Imminent Harm by Lethal Means
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