Dec 7 2018
Dec 7 2018: 8:00am–11:00am

Suicide: Screening, Prevention, and Response

Category: 
Mental Health and Behavioral Health

Summary

The first step in effective suicide prevention is to identify someone in need of help. Asking three to six simple questions can help determine whether someone needs help and if immediate action is needed. 

In this training, participants learn to administer the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale-Screen Version (C-SSRS Screener), an evidence-based tool used by those without specialized training in suicide assessment. Participants also review current national and Rhode Island statistics on suicide; learn risk factors, warning signs, myths and facts and local Rhode Island resources. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using the C-SSRS Screener in a safe supportive environment through the use of video demonstrations, case studies and role plays.

Speakers

Scott Sylvester, LMHC, behavioral education development specialist supervisor, department of behavioral education, Bradley Hospital, is a licensed mental health counselor in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Sylvester has been serving as a behavioral education development specialist at Bradley Hospital since 2013. He has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with developmental and psychiatric disabilities. He has worked in various behavioral health settings with extensive experience conducting psychiatric assessments in both the community and emergency room settings. Sylvester has been working within the field of behavioral health for 17 years and training staff in the art of de-escalation and crisis management for seven years.

Jennifer Brown, LMHC, behavioral education development specialist, department of behavioral education, Bradley Hospital, is a licensed mental health counselor in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Brown began serving as a behavioral education development specialist at Bradley Hospital in 2018. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with developmental and psychiatric disabilities. She has worked in various behavioral health settings with extensive experience in trauma treatment including both victims and offenders of sexual violence. Brown has been working within the field of behavioral health for 18 years and brings with her additional certifications such as personal fitness training, yoga instructor and Reiki Master training.

Register

  • Program fee: $39.00
  • For group reservations and cost, please contact Scott Sylvester at 401-606-6754 or email ssylvester@lifespan.org
  • For additional information, contact Elizabeth Defreitas at 401-606-5752 or email Elizabeth.Defreitas@lifespan.org.
  • For clinical information about this course or to obtain group rates, contact Scott Sylvester at 401-606-5754 or email ssylvester@lifespan.org.

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