The ability to recognize and effectively intervene with suicidal individuals is one of the most challenging aspects of crisis intervention. This course is recommended for those without formal mental health training. The course is designed to increase awareness of suicide, and equip participants with information and basic skills to respond to a person considering suicide. Discussions, demonstrations, and scenarios will be used to facilitate learning. This is an introductory level course.
· Overview of suicide
· Crisis intervention and suicide prevention
· Preventative and Protective Factors
· Risk and Recognition
· Strategies for Responding to those considering suicide
· Referral Skills and Resources
Completion of “Suicide Awareness: An Introduction for Crisis Responders” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (7 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.