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Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.
While clearly recognizing the seriousness of the topic, this workshop presents a hopeful and optimistic view of the current state of research and the progress being made in the area of suicide prevention and treatment.
The workshop will focus on the biological, environmental and cognitive contributors to depression and suicide in the young, and on the most relevant risk and protective factors for suicide. It will provide updates on research on depression and suicide risk. We look at both effective and ineffective efforts at prevention, short-term and long-term, including the effect of mass media coverage, religious prohibitions, educating the public, use of social media, limiting access to lethal methods and sites, telephone crisis “hotlines”, social connectedness, etc. We will discuss clinical treatment and standards of care. We will consider the profound impact of attempted and completed suicides on families, communities, and clinicians and provide guidelines for responding in the aftermath of a suicide.
This workshop will be a mix of lecture, video, interactive presentation and small group discussion and planning, enhanced by handouts and overhead visuals.
Jodi Flick, ACSW, MSW
Clinical Assistant Professor,
UNC-CH School of Social Work,
Chapel Hill Police Department Crisis Unit
This presenter is being supported through a partnership between UNC-CH, School of Social Work and the NCAHEC Program.
Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
Gabriela Staley, MEd, 704-512-6523