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Responding to Suicide Survivors

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The webinar “Responding to Suicide Survivors” hosts a discussion of what suicide is, who suicide survivors are, and what it may mean in a cultural context. You will learn pertinent statistics of suicide, risk factors of suicide, and who may be at risk of suicide. You will also learn about some protective factors that can be used to lower the risk of suicide. You will learn about the common reactions a suicide survivor may have, how to respond to their reactions, and viable options to help the survivors of suicide cope more purposefully. This training will also cover topics that can hinder the healing process for the survivor, and give examples of what not to say or do.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Responding to Suicide Survivors created by Dennis Potter, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, FAAETS in 2016.

Journal/Publisher:

R3 Continuum

Publication Date:

October, 2016

Course Material Author

Dennis Potter, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, FAAETS

Dennis Potter, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, FAAETS, serves as Manager, Consultant Relations and Training for Crisis Care Network. He is a licensed social worker and certified addiction counselor. Dennis has received training and supervision in Cognitive Therapy from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, PA. He has participated in a train the trainer courses in Motivational Interviewing and has provided this training to a variety of mental health, substance abuse agencies and in the business community. Dennis helped to form one of the first community based Crisis Response Teams in the country. He was one of the founding members of the Mid-West Michigan CISM Team and the Michigan Crisis Response Association. Dennis is recognized as a Fellow, by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. To achieve this credential, he completed a comprehensive application and examination, along with supporting documentation, to validate his experience in working with survivors of traumatic events, knowledge of the literature, and level of education. Since 1989, Dennis has helped to train many of the CISM teams in Michigan and in 24 other states. He is frequently called upon for consultation after particularly difficult events. Dennis has conducted or consulted on all manner of traumatic events for communities, businesses, schools, police, fire and emergency services personnel, the U S Post Office, and community mental health agencies. He has presented at many local, state, regional, national and international conferences. Dennis has provided training in both Latvia and Denmark. He has presented at the last 10 International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) World Congresses and was awarded the ICISF Excellence in Training and Educations Award at the ICISF 2011 World Congress.

Course Creator

Tyler Gibson

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors and social workers. It is appropriate for all levels of participants.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify potential risk factors of suicide.

  2. Navigate the grieving process with the survivors.

  3. Identify options that can help the survivors.

  4. Understand the thought progression of a suicidal person.

  5. Determine ways to help a grieving colleague.

  6. Differentiate between actions and words that can help or hinder the survivor.

  7. Formulate helpful responses to say to a suicide survivor.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

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