Suicide risk and prevalence in West Virginia: A comprehensive overview for behavioral health providers
This webinar will offer participants foundational knowledge related to suicide and supporting individuals affected by suicide. This training will include a discussion of the trends in suicide witnessed in WV, and differentiate the methods of preventing, intervening, and responding to suicide. The foundational knowledge built in this training will be followed up with a crisis response training that will equip providers with skills and techniques to respond to crisis situations.
1) Describe the epidemiology and trends of suicide nationally, as well as in Appalachia
2) Define the prevailing theories of suicide
3) Differentiate models of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention
This training is cosponsored by the Marshall University Social Work Department, Marshall University Psychology Department, Marshall University Counseling Program, and the Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery.
1.0 contact hours are available for WV Social Workers (WV Board of Social Work), Counselors (NBCC), WV Licensed Psychologists, and WV Peer Support Specialists/Recovery Coaches/WV Substance Use Treatment Professionals/Prevention Specialists (WVCBAPP).
Attendees must register, attend the full webinar, and complete the post evaluation to receive contact hours for this opportunity.