$8.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]
Course Number: #02-156
CE Course Description
This brief intermediate level course was developed using information provided by the University of South Florida Department of Child and Family Studies and is designed to provide guidelines for implementation of a suicide prevention program in schools. The course covers policies and procedures, staff training, education of parents and community members, strategies to assist students, and school climate considerations. Mental health practitioners, educators, and other professionals who work with young people could benefit from this important information.
CE Course Objectives
1. Discuss the need to establish suicide prevention policies and procedures that fit appropriately with the culture of the school community.
2. Summarize suicide prevention guidelines to assist students who may be at risk for suicide.
3. Identify strategies to train school staff, educate parents and community members, provide support to students, and create a positive school climate.
4. Describe suicide risk assessment and screening tools, referral needs, and postvention strategies.