Suicide Assessment in the Child Welfare: Identifying Risk in a Sea of Risk
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The Wayne State University School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education invites child welfare workers, family preservation workers, foster care workers and adoption services to attend the third of four specialized child welfare trainings.
Led by Oakland University Associate Professor of Social Work Scott James Smith, PhD, LMSW, this training will cover current best practices in suicide assessment and prevention, with an emphasis on the unique presentation of risk within the child welfare setting. Participants will gain a better understanding of the range of suicidal behavior, current trends in suicide across all age groups, and techniques to improve their identification and response to individuals with suicidal ideation. Further, participants will learn strategies to determine the most appropriate intervention as well as pragmatic steps they can take to help reduce suicide risk. This training will utilize large group discussions and visual displays.
As a result of this training, attendees will:
- Improve understanding of risk factors for suicide, especially among high-risk populations.
- Discover changes in suicidal behavior over the past 20 years to inform assessment of risk.
- Apply evidence-based approaches to assessing suicide and determining a plan of action.
Attendees can obtain 3 CE's upon completion of the training, payment receipt and passing of the post-training quiz. Seating is limited and preference will be given to child welfare workers.
All attendees must RSVP by March 8, 2022 for this training. Attendees will receive the Zoom link and additional details upon completion of the RSVP.