Many professionals prefer to screen for suicide risk verbally rather than to use a standardized paper-and-pencil form. A positive screen from a verbal screening question can lead naturally to a conversation about immediate risk, drivers for suicide, the offering of support, and a more informed and successful referral. This course teaches participants how to use the most widely distributed gatekeeper training program in the world as a verbal suicide risk screening and referral tool in any setting for any age group, including children.
This training program is designed to teach a verbal suicide screening protocol to anyone tasked with conducting an initial screening interview with potentially at-risk populations in any setting. Participants learn how to recognize suicide warning signs, and how to probe for suicide desire, intent and immediate risk, as well as how to make an expert referral.
Modularized in a rich mix of text, video, voice-over PowerPoint™ lectures, scenario-based practice sessions, and other state-of-the-art interactive and e-learning technologies, this program provides a dynamic approach to screening for suicide, risk detection, initial intervention, referral and follow-up.
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
Please note that our courses are not certified for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) credits. Online courses do not come with the supervision necessary to practise in real life situations. Participant accounts will remain active for one year from the date of purchase, allowing ample time to complete the course.