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Suicide Assessment for Veterans and the Military

Suicide Assessment for Veterans and the Military


Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
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From: July 12, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Mark Niezgoda, MSW

Details: Crisis Connections will lead a discussion of the high rates of suicide in the veteran community. Particular attention will be paid to the unique circumstances that often lead to veteran suicide. Training participants will recognize suicidal warning signs that can be present in service men and women, and discuss interventions appropriate to different risk levels. Training participants will have the opportunity to practice asking a veteran in crisis if they are considering suicide. This training meets the 6-hour Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment requirement set out by the WA DOH and the WA Mental Health Counselors Assoc.

Objectives: · Identify crisis that veterans can experience upon discharge and discuss the goals of crisis intervention. · Describe the moral injuries that are unique to veterans and how they may lead to suicide ideation. · Identify two common traits of a suicidal person. · Understand the three components in a suicide conversation. · Identify four areas of a Suicide Safety Assessment. · Discuss interventions specific to veterans and resources outside the veteran community.

Cost: No Cost

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.