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Gift of Life Family House is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage, and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. The Gift of Life Family House maintains the responsibility of this program.

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CE PROGRAM: Identification, Treatment Planning, and Aftercare for Individuals Experiencing Suicidal Ideation within Military and Civilian Communities
November 16th 2021 – 3-5PM EST
Register here:  https://donors1.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EegwCnoRTiqJm8JWCTbofQ

Recent high-profile suicides have raised awareness in society overall and made clinicians even more acutely aware of the responsibility we carry. On average, every four hours, one person dies by suicide in the state of Pennsylvania. Veterans are a particularly high-risk group. Based on CDC data, an average of 20.6 active-duty Service members, non-activated Guardsmen or Reservists, and other Veterans die by suicide each day in our country. After adjusting for differences in age, the national rate of suicide in 2015 was 2.1 times higher among Veterans than non-Veteran adults. These alarming statistics make it imperative that clinicians and other staff members providing direct and ancillary care to adults in clinical settings are adequately prepared to address suicidal thoughts/ideation. This talk will introduce participants to a specific Safety Planning Intervention developed for veterans and applicable to all populations. It provides people who are experiencing suicidal ideation with a specific set of concrete strategies to decrease their risk of suicidal behavior. In particular, approaches to utilize with suicidal clients who have lethal means available, such as firearms, will be discussed. Attendees will have the opportunity to role play a scenario to reinforce their learning. 

Presented by Leah Blain, PhD

Clinical Director & Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic, at the University of Pennsylvania

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886593858-1176) for 2 continuing education contact hours

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