CE Credit Hours: 5.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CE Course Description
Many high school students report that they have seriously considered suicide in the past, and schools have a particular obligation to take action to prevent such tragedies. This continuing education course is the first of a two-part series that focuses on strategies to prevent suicide among high school students. It was developed using information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in order to help schools assess their ability to prevent suicide among students and respond to suicides that may occur. Additionally, steps to integrate suicide prevention into activities that fulfill other aspects of the school’s mission, such as preventing the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, are presented.
CE Course Objetives
1. Determine how schools can best identify staff and community partners who can help with suicide prevention and generate overall support.
2. Identify the most critical steps necessary to protect students from suicide and ways to educate the school community about suicide prevention.
3. Discuss risk and protective factors for suicide along with strategies to recognize and respond to warning signs.
4. Outline the development of protocols to meet the needs of students at risk of suicide and to respond to a suicide attempt on campus.
5. Evaluate the methods to help students cope in the short and long term after a suicide.
6. Review guidelines for notifying staff, working with families, and speaking to the media following a suicide.
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