Upcoming Suicide Prevention Training Virtual CEs
Presented by Gary U. Behrman, PhD, MSW, M.Div.
* This course meets Suicide Prevention requirement for licensure renewal. *
For over a decade, the suicide rates in the U.S. are rising. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the general population, with suicides outnumbering homicides by more than two to one. Among all populations, white males over the age of 55 are at highest risk for suicidal ideation and completion. It is critical that social workers are educated in how to assess, treat, and refer to appropriate levels of care to lower the risks for suicide especially among againg populations.
Presented by Teresa A. Cooley-Bennett, LCSW, LSCSW, CCDP-D, TTS
*** This course meets the Suicide Prevention requirement for licensure renewal. **
This workshop will examine the prevalence of suicide and what types of mental health concerns coincide with high rates of suicide. The workshop will also examine prevention strategies and how social workers can take care of and manage vicarious trauma that may occur when working with clients who present as suicidal, have attempted suicide, or have completed suicide. This course will meet the Suicide Prevention Continuing Education Units as required by the Missouri Licensing Board.