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The below trainings provide education surrounding suicide prevention from multiple different resources. These trainings can be helpful in a number of different areas in gaining knowledge about saving lives from suicide.

Health Care Providers

Concussions, Depression, and Suicidal Risk: Assessment and Clinical Management

by Dr. David Brent, University of Pittsburgh.
Post-concussive symptoms and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can impact adolescent mental health, including increasing risk for depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. In this webinar Dr. Brent will …

by Dr. David Brent, University of Pittsburgh.
Post-concussive symptoms and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can impact adolescent mental health, including increasing risk for depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. In this webinar Dr. Brent will discuss; prevalence and risk factors for suicidal behaviors and TBI, the inter-relationship between post-concussive symptoms and suicidal behavior, psychosocial and medication intervention studies, and implications for assessment and management.

Method Restriction: Primary Care and Public Health Approaches

by Dr. David Brent, University of Pittsburgh.
In this presentation, Dr. Brent addresses the relationship between method availability and suicide risk. A particular focus is on the impact of the change in the availability of methods on suicide rates …

by Dr. David Brent, University of Pittsburgh.
In this presentation, Dr. Brent addresses the relationship between method availability and suicide risk. A particular focus is on the impact of the change in the availability of methods on suicide rates at the population level. Additionally, effects of counseling and patient education on reducing access to lethal means in a clinical setting are discussed.

Integrating Behavioral Health Services with Primary Care

On May 17, 2012, individuals involved with Pennsylvania’s Garrett Lee Smith grant project, “Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care,” presented a webinar, which was sponsored by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental …

On May 17, 2012, individuals involved with Pennsylvania’s Garrett Lee Smith grant project, “Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care,” presented a webinar, which was sponsored by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at Georgetown University. They discussed the Behavioral Health-Works program, a multi-faceted, system change approach which simultaneously focuses on mental health education for the Primary Care Provider (PCP), web based screening for suicide and other key behavioral health problems, and improving the process for referring youth to mental health services. Outcomes indicate increased rates of identification of c youth and greater satisfaction with the collaboration between these systems of care. The presentation will discuss these challenges, solutions, program components and outcomes.

Engaging Primary Care Providers in Suicide Prevention

Webinar from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center that promotes improved suicide prevention in primary care provider offices by engaging the primary care sector in suicide prevention activities, integrating suicide prevention into primary care …

Webinar from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center that promotes improved suicide prevention in primary care provider offices by engaging the primary care sector in suicide prevention activities, integrating suicide prevention into primary care settings, and partnering with primary care without relying on suicide prevention grant funds.

 

Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Primary Care (RRSR-PC)

This is a 90-minute webinar developed by the American Association of Suicidology focused on the presentation of suicide risk in primary care, assessment strategies, intervention approaches, documentation, and much more. The RRSR-PC is listed by the …

This is a 90-minute webinar developed by the American Association of Suicidology focused on the presentation of suicide risk in primary care, assessment strategies, intervention approaches, documentation, and much more. The RRSR-PC is listed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on the Best Practices Registry. The webinar can be ordered through the AAS Store here.

Assessment and Clinical Management of Suicidal Youth

by David A. Brent, M.D., STAR-Center, Pittsburgh; Garrett Lee Smith Webinar, October 6, 2011.

(Warning: the webinar may take a while to load). Through the University of Pittsburgh Office of Education and Regional Programming, we are pleased to be …

by David A. Brent, M.D., STAR-Center, Pittsburgh; Garrett Lee Smith Webinar, October 6, 2011.

(Warning: the webinar may take a while to load). Through the University of Pittsburgh Office of Education and Regional Programming, we are pleased to be able to offer two hours of continuing education credits for this webcast (Act 48, CADC, CPRP, NBCC, PCHA, Psychologist, Social Work).

Suicidal Risk in Adolescents: Assessment and Treatment

This was originally presented May 21, 2009 (sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics).

This was originally presented May 21, 2009 (sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics).

Adolescent Suicide Risk Assessment:

Free online course available from the Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; discusses the roles clinicians have in the prevention of suicide and provides the needed skills to perform suicide risk assessments (scroll to link under “Mental …

Free online course available from the Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; discusses the roles clinicians have in the prevention of suicide and provides the needed skills to perform suicide risk assessments (scroll to link under “Mental Health”). This course was developed [in part] under grant number 1 SM058386-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.

Training Resources from the 2011 Youth Suicide Prevention Symposium

“Linking Together a Chain of Care: The Pennsylvania Model of Youth Suicide Prevention”

Watch the morning session featuring an update on the status of the National Suicide Prevention Plan, ten years later, and a report on the completion of the …

“Linking Together a Chain of Care: The Pennsylvania Model of Youth Suicide Prevention”

Watch the morning session featuring an update on the status of the National Suicide Prevention Plan, ten years later, and a report on the completion of the three-year Garrett Lee Smith grant project in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties and the beginning of a new grant project in eight additional counties in the Southeast and Southwest.

SPRC Research to Practice Webinars

This addresses the science of suicide prevention in practical terms. They are designed for practitioners, researchers, and others working in the field. Each invitational webinar is 90 minutes in length and moderated by an SPRC staff member.

This addresses the science of suicide prevention in practical terms. They are designed for practitioners, researchers, and others working in the field. Each invitational webinar is 90 minutes in length and moderated by an SPRC staff member.

Mental Health Providers

US Military

This has training and resources for mental health providers, service members, their families.

This has training and resources for mental health providers, service members, their families.

School and Community-based Prevention Interventions to Prevent Adolescent Suicide

In this training David Brent, MD discusses the efficacy for and types of school based suicide prevention programs as well as community-based prevention interventions to prevent adolescent suicide. Dr. Brent also included research findings on several …

In this training David Brent, MD discusses the efficacy for and types of school based suicide prevention programs as well as community-based prevention interventions to prevent adolescent suicide. Dr. Brent also included research findings on several different types of screening tools and the effects and impact of education and training for gatekeepers. He also discusses his recommendations for the composition of a “suicide-prevention” portfolio. (Presented on January 7, 2016)

Legal and Ethical Issues in Assessing and Treating Youth and Young Adults at-Risk for Suicide

In this training, Lanny Berman, PhD, ABPP identifies common errors made by clinicians in the assessment and treatment of adolescents and young adults at-risk for suicide, discusses ethical dilemmas posed by these clients; and identifies best and …

In this training, Lanny Berman, PhD, ABPP identifies common errors made by clinicians in the assessment and treatment of adolescents and young adults at-risk for suicide, discusses ethical dilemmas posed by these clients; and identifies best and evidence-based practices in larger scale preventive interventions that seek to lower rates of suicide and suicidal behaviors by at-risk youth. (Presented on October 30, 2015)

Training Resources from the 2011 Youth Suicide Prevention Symposium

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Treatment of Suicidal Youth, by Lanny Berman, Ph.D

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Treatment of Suicidal Youth, by Lanny Berman, Ph.D

Training Resources from the 2011 Youth Suicide Prevention Symposium

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Treatment of Suicidal Youth, by Lanny Berman, Ph.D

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Treatment of Suicidal Youth, by Lanny Berman, Ph.D

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Treatment of Suicidal Youth

by Lanny Berman, Ph.D.

by Lanny Berman, Ph.D.

Attachment-based Therapy for Youth Who Are Suicidal

by Guy Diamond, Ph.D.

by Guy Diamond, Ph.D.

Update on Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care Grant

Watch the morning session, featuring an update on the status of the National Suicide Prevention Plan, ten years later, and a report on the completion of the three-year Garrett Lee Smith grant project in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties.

Watch the morning session, featuring an update on the status of the National Suicide Prevention Plan, ten years later, and a report on the completion of the three-year Garrett Lee Smith grant project in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties.

Update from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Watch the morning session, featuring an update on the beginning of a new grant project in eight additional counties in the Southeast and Southwest.

Watch the morning session, featuring an update on the beginning of a new grant project in eight additional counties in the Southeast and Southwest.

Online Training from the American Association of Suicidology

For mental health clinicians interested in clinical skills for suicide prevention; access to a unique competency-based continuing education training program.

For mental health clinicians interested in clinical skills for suicide prevention; access to a unique competency-based continuing education training program.

Assessment and Clinical Management of Suicidal Youth

by David A. Brent, M.D., STAR-Center, Pittsburgh; Garrett Lee Smith Webinar, October 6, 2011.

(Warning: the webinar may take awhile to load). Through the University of Pittsburgh Office of Education and Regional Programming, we are pleased to be …

by David A. Brent, M.D., STAR-Center, Pittsburgh; Garrett Lee Smith Webinar, October 6, 2011.

(Warning: the webinar may take awhile to load). Through the University of Pittsburgh Office of Education and Regional Programming, we are pleased to be able to offer two hours of continuing education credits for this webcast (Act 48, CADC, CPRP, NBCC, PCHA, Psychologist, Social Work).

Integrating Behavioral Health Services with Primary Care

On May 17, 2012, individuals involved with Pennsylvania’s Garrett Lee Smith grant project, “Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care,” presented a webinar, which was sponsored by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental …

On May 17, 2012, individuals involved with Pennsylvania’s Garrett Lee Smith grant project, “Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care,” presented a webinar, which was sponsored by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at Georgetown University. They discussed the Behavioral Health-Works program, a multi-faceted system change approach which simultaneously focuses on mental health education for the Primary Care Provider (PCP), web based screening for suicide and other key behavioral health problems, and improving the process for referring youth to mental health services. Outcomes indicate increased rates of identification of at risk youth and greater satisfaction with the collaboration between these systems of care. The presentation will discuss these challenges, solutions, program components and outcomes.

SPRC Research

SPRC Research to practice webinars address the science of suicide prevention in practical terms. They are designed for practitioners, researchers, and others working in the field. Each invitational webinar is 90 minutes in length and moderated by an …

SPRC Research to practice webinars address the science of suicide prevention in practical terms. They are designed for practitioners, researchers, and others working in the field. Each invitational webinar is 90 minutes in length and moderated by an SPRC staff member.

Schools and Educators

Act 71 Information Page

Here you will find requirements, resources, as well as additional trainings specific to youth suicide prevention in schools.

Here you will find requirements, resources, as well as additional trainings specific to youth suicide prevention in schools.

At-Risk for PK-12 Educators

This is a suite of three (Elementary, Middle and High School) online, interactive simulations designed to prepare educators to identify, approach, and refer at-risk students. In these role-play scenarios, the learner practices talking with a virtual …

This is a suite of three (Elementary, Middle and High School) online, interactive simulations designed to prepare educators to identify, approach, and refer at-risk students. In these role-play scenarios, the learner practices talking with a virtual student, using open-ended questions, reflective listening and other motivational interviewing techniques to achieve several goals: Broach the topic of psychological distress, motivate the student to seek help and avoid common pitfalls, such as attempting to diagnose the problem or giving unwarranted advice.

At-Risk on Campus

This is a suite of two (a faculty /staff and a student version) an online professional development simulation designed to help university and college faculty and staff build confidence, knowledge, and skills to best support students exhibiting signs …

This is a suite of two (a faculty /staff and a student version) an online professional development simulation designed to help university and college faculty and staff build confidence, knowledge, and skills to best support students exhibiting signs of psychological distress. The program uses simulated conversations with virtual students to provide learners with hands-on practice in approaching students they are concerned about and, if necessary, how to refer them to support services.

Friend2Friend

This is a 25-minute interactive, high school peer-to-peer role-play simulation. Students practice talking with a virtual friend using open-ended questions, reflective listening and other motivational interviewing techniques to achieve several goals: …

This is a 25-minute interactive, high school peer-to-peer role-play simulation. Students practice talking with a virtual friend using open-ended questions, reflective listening and other motivational interviewing techniques to achieve several goals: Broach the topic of psychological distress, motivate the friend to seek help and avoid common pitfalls, such as a giving unwarranted advice.

LGBTQ on Campus

This is a suite of two (a faculty /staff and a student version)  online, interactive learning experience that assists institutions of higher education in creating a safe and supportive campus community by 1) increasing awareness and empathy for the …

This is a suite of two (a faculty /staff and a student version)  online, interactive learning experience that assists institutions of higher education in creating a safe and supportive campus community by 1) increasing awareness and empathy for the challenges faced by LGBTQ students, and 2) building the skills of faculty and staff to model respectful behavior, including managing classroom discussions that may include bias comments or attitudes or handling an LGBTQ-related issue.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

Choose the “National” version of the training (second one on the page). The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging overall public awareness …

Choose the “National” version of the training (second one on the page). The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging overall public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs for teens, parents and educators. Pennsylvania school staff requiring Act 48 hours may submit the certificate of completion to c-paschool@pa.gov or fax it to 717-783-4790 along with your Department of Education Professional ID number to receive credit for these hours.

School and Community-based Prevention Interventions to Prevent Adolescent Suicide

In this training David Brent, MD discusses the efficacy for and types of school based suicide prevention programs as well as community-based prevention interventions to prevent adolescent suicide. Dr. Brent also included research findings on several …

In this training David Brent, MD discusses the efficacy for and types of school based suicide prevention programs as well as community-based prevention interventions to prevent adolescent suicide. Dr. Brent also included research findings on several different types of screening tools and the effects and impact of education and training for gatekeepers. He also discusses his recommendations for the composition of a “suicide-prevention” portfolio. (Presented on January 7, 2016)

School Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program

This is from the American Association of Suiciodology. There is a fee associated with this training accreditation program.

This is from the American Association of Suiciodology. There is a fee associated with this training accreditation program.

Staff Development Training Modules

The Jason Foundation, Inc. series of online Staff Development Training Modules provide information on the awareness and prevention of youth suicide.

These training modules are suitable for teachers, coaches, other school personnel, youth workers, …

The Jason Foundation, Inc. series of online Staff Development Training Modules provide information on the awareness and prevention of youth suicide.

These training modules are suitable for teachers, coaches, other school personnel, youth workers, first responders, foster parents and any adult who works with or interacts with young people or wants to learn more about youth suicide. This series of programs introduces the scope and magnitude of the problem of youth suicide, the signs of concern, risk factors, how to recognize young people who may be struggling, how to approach the student and help an at-risk youth find resources for assistance. At the conclusion of each training module, an opportunity to print a certificate of completion is provided.

Step In, Speak Up!

This is a 30-minute online interactive training program that helps youth-serving adults understand the challenges that LGBTQ youth face and gives them a chance to practice techniques for creating a safer and more supportive environment, including 1) …

This is a 30-minute online interactive training program that helps youth-serving adults understand the challenges that LGBTQ youth face and gives them a chance to practice techniques for creating a safer and more supportive environment, including 1) curtailing instances of harassment and use of homophobic language, and 2) connecting with a student who has been the target of harassment. Step In, Speak Up! is listed in the AFSP/SPRC Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention.

Trevor Lifeguard Workshop

The Trevor Lifeguard Workshop is a video workshop by The Trevor Project designed for educators, school counselors, school nurses, and others who regularly interact with youth.

The Trevor Lifeguard Workshop video trains students to a) identify the …

The Trevor Lifeguard Workshop is a video workshop by The Trevor Project designed for educators, school counselors, school nurses, and others who regularly interact with youth.

The Trevor Lifeguard Workshop video trains students to a) identify the challenges faced by LGBTQ people, b) recognize the warning signs of suicide, and c) respond to someone who may be in crisis in a way that keeps themselves and their peers safe. This video training is based on Trevor’s in-person workshop that is listed in the SPRC/AFSP Best Practice Registry for Suicide Prevention and is free of charge to educators and youth service providers.

Youth Suicide: Facts and Myths of Youth Suicide: It is Preventable

As an educator, you are in a key position to pick up on warning signs and to refer students for help.  Join Dr. Matthew Wintersteen, Ph.D. co-chair of the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative (PAYSPI) to learn about suicide risk …

As an educator, you are in a key position to pick up on warning signs and to refer students for help.  Join Dr. Matthew Wintersteen, Ph.D. co-chair of the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative (PAYSPI) to learn about suicide risk factors, warning signs and intervention/prevention strategies.  Becoming familiar with these facts and remaining watchful can lead to successful interventions and provide the necessary supports for youth in times of trouble. (**Please note, you will need to log in as a guest to view this video. When you click on the link, input your email address and full name where indicated, then press the “play” button. Follow the directions given to view the video.)

Developing Prevention Programs

Suicide Prevention Online Training

Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Our mission is to train service providers, educators, health professionals, public officials, and community-based coalitions to develop effective suicide prevention programs and policies. All courses are available …

Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Our mission is to train service providers, educators, health professionals, public officials, and community-based coalitions to develop effective suicide prevention programs and policies. All courses are available free of charge and can be completed at your own pace.

Topics:

  • Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
  • Choosing and Implementing a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Program
  • Locating, Understanding and Presenting Youth Suicide Data
  • Planning and Evaluation for Youth Suicide Prevention
  • The Research Evidence for Suicide as a Preventable Public Health Issue

Juvenile Justice and the Law

Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Correctional Facilities, from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center

For administrators and staff who are responsible for creating and/or implementing suicide prevention policies within juvenile detention facilities, including state juvenile correctional administrators, facility directors, mental health directors, …

For administrators and staff who are responsible for creating and/or implementing suicide prevention policies within juvenile detention facilities, including state juvenile correctional administrators, facility directors, mental health directors, and training directors.

Suicidal Ideation and Behavior among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

A Review of the Literature

A Review of the Literature

Screening and Assessment for Suicide Prevention

Tools and Procedures for Risk Identification among Juvenile Justice Youth

Tools and Procedures for Risk Identification among Juvenile Justice Youth

Guide to Developing and Revising Suicide Prevention Protocols for Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System
Preventing Juvenile Suicide through Improved Collaboration

Strategies for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Agencies

Strategies for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Agencies

Preventing Suicide: Working With Youth Who Are Justice Involved

Executive Summary

Executive Summary

Need to Know: A Fact Sheet Series on Juvenile Suicide

Juvenile Court Judges and Staff

Juvenile Court Judges and Staff

Need to Know: A Fact Sheet Series on Juvenile Suicide

Juvenile Detention and Secure Care Staff

Juvenile Detention and Secure Care Staff

Need to Know: A Fact Sheet Series on Juvenile Suicide

Juvenile Probation Staff

Juvenile Probation Staff

General

Best Practices Registry

The BPR contains evidence-based (i.e., based on scientific research) practices for suicide prevention, as well as programs that include guidance and recommendations created by experts or consensus processes. These have undergone review to assess …

The BPR contains evidence-based (i.e., based on scientific research) practices for suicide prevention, as well as programs that include guidance and recommendations created by experts or consensus processes. These have undergone review to assess whether the content is accurate, safe, likely to meet specified objectives, and consistent with standards of program design.

Training Resources from the 2011 Youth Suicide Prevention Symposium
Theme: “Linking Together a Chain of Care: The Pennsylvania Model of Youth Suicide Prevention”

Watch the morning session, featuring an update on the status of the National Suicide Prevention Plan, ten years later, and a report on the completion …

Theme: “Linking Together a Chain of Care: The Pennsylvania Model of Youth Suicide Prevention”

Watch the morning session, featuring an update on the status of the National Suicide Prevention Plan, ten years later, and a report on the completion of the three-year Garrett Lee Smith grant project in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties and the beginning of a new grant project in eight additional counties in the Southeast and Southwest.

PDV Foundation

Webinars available from Well Aware, a comprehensive, multi-platform strategic communications program to help school leaders better understand the link between academic outcomes, emotional wellbeing of students and suicide prevention. Well Aware is …

Webinars available from Well Aware, a comprehensive, multi-platform strategic communications program to help school leaders better understand the link between academic outcomes, emotional wellbeing of students and suicide prevention. Well Aware is a project of the PDV Foundation which seeks to advance suicide prevention through strategic communications.

SPRC Research to Practice Webinars

SPRC Research to Practice Webinars address the science of suicide prevention in practical terms. They are designed for practitioners, researchers, and others working in the field. Each invitational webinar is 90 minutes in length and moderated by …

SPRC Research to Practice Webinars address the science of suicide prevention in practical terms. They are designed for practitioners, researchers, and others working in the field. Each invitational webinar is 90 minutes in length and moderated by an SPRC staff member.

Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth: A Workshop for Professionals Who Serve Youth

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (2010). Free workshop kit to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (2010). Free workshop kit to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Materials can be personalized to fit your context.

Trevor Lifeguard Workshop

The Trevor Lifeguard Workshop is a video workshop by The Trevor Project designed for educators, school counselors, school nurses, and others who regularly interact with youth.

The Trevor Lifeguard Workshop video trains students to a) identify the …

The Trevor Lifeguard Workshop is a video workshop by The Trevor Project designed for educators, school counselors, school nurses, and others who regularly interact with youth.

The Trevor Lifeguard Workshop video trains students to a) identify the challenges faced by LGBTQ people, b) recognize the warning signs of suicide, and c) respond to someone who may be in crisis in a way that keeps themselves and their peers safe. This video training is based on Trevor’s in-person workshop that is listed in the SPRC/AFSP Best Practice Registry for Suicide Prevention and is free of charge to educators and youth service providers.

SAMHSA/SPRC Page

The SAMHSA/SPRC page hosts webinars from SAMHSA and its partners dedicated to a variety of suicide-related topics, such as the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, suicide and intimate partner violence, research advances, and much more.

The SAMHSA/SPRC page hosts webinars from SAMHSA and its partners dedicated to a variety of suicide-related topics, such as the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, suicide and intimate partner violence, research advances, and much more.

LivingWorks

LivingWorks programs focus on developing suicide awareness through programs such as suicideTALK, and safeTALK. Their Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program is built to teach people how to intervene with people who are actively …

LivingWorks programs focus on developing suicide awareness through programs such as suicideTALK, and safeTALK. Their Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program is built to teach people how to intervene with people who are actively having thoughts of suicide.  The organization trains people in communities to lead programs locally and internationally through a network of trainers.

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