CDP Presents: The Safety Planning Intervention for Reducing Suicide Risk - Online via Adobe Connect
20 September 2017, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
This 90-minute webinar (60 minutes instruction, 30 minutes Q&A), led by Gregory K. Brown, Ph.D., is sponsored in part by the Cohen Veterans Network. Although suicide risk assessments have become an established standard of care, brief interventions to address suicide risk in acute care settings are a recent development in evidence-based treatment of suicidal patients. The purpose of the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI: Stanley & Brown, 2012) is to assist individuals in decreasing suicide risk by consulting a pre-determined set of potential coping strategies and resources to use during a crisis.
The SPI is included in the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Best Practices Registry and has been adopted as standard of care within the Department of Veterans Affairs and other settings across the country. The SPI is a collaboratively-created plan and involves six steps: 1) recognizing warning signs; 2) identifying internal coping strategies; 3) identifying other people or social settings for distraction; 4) identifying individuals to ask for help; 5) identifying professionals and agencies for help; and 6) making the environment safe. Recent challenges and successes for implementing safety planning in practice care settings will also be discussed.
At the conclusion of this 1.5 hour webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe how to collaboratively develop a Safety Plan
- Describe strategies to facilitate use of the Safety Plan
This course will be presented via Adobe Connect teleconferencing software. Adobe Connect is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting http://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm) We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Adobe Connect in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Adobe Connect app is also available for iOS and Android devices. We will also be posting a recording of this event afterwards for on-demand viewing. However, CE credits will not be available for the recorded version.
Continuing Education Details:
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Please note: This webinar is a collaboration between the Center for Deployment Psychology and the Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) funded in part under an education contract with CVN. This collaboration does not imply any endorsement of the Cohen Veterans Network by the CDP, the Uniformed Services University or the Department of Defense.