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Jennifer L. FitzPatrick
Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP
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Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP is the author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One, the founder ... Show More


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Course Description:
When someone dies by suicide it’s always a tragic event, not just for the individual but also for families and the community at large. Many therapists struggle to properly address suicide issues with clients. Suicide impacts middle aged and older adults more significantly than any other age group.

This training covers causes, risk factors, and best practices for screening and preventing suicide in the older adult. Also addressed will be the very real phenomenon of suicide contagion and when high-profile stories and media events can contribute to risk. Learn how to proactively and effectively help older adults to improve their lives and increase safety and happiness.
Original recording date: December 21, 2020 Length: 63 minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Distinguish normal vs abnormal changes with age
  • Identify at least 3 risk factors for suicide in the older adult
  • List 3 strategies for suicide prevention in the older adult
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    CE Details:
    1 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)
    Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569 and for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167. Note: Note: This course provides 1 contact hour(s) self-study credits. Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted via reciprocity by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.
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    Core Wellness LLC, #1745, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Core Wellness LLC, #1745 maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2020 to 05/18/2021. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education credits (recorded webinar).

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    Completing the video and achieving a posttest score of 80% or above is required to receive CE award. Open material permitted and one can retest unlimited times. Upon passing, we will email you a completion certificate within one business day. If failed, we will email you a retest in the same timeframe.
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    Fee covers: Attendance, course material and CE award to those who successfully complete the course and pass the posttest. Registration is open indefinitely. Recordings, handouts and completion certificates are accessible for a guaranteed one year as long as your account is active. Full refund or equal exchange up to 14 days of purchase if you are not satisfied as long as a completion certificate was not issued. For further details, please see the FAQ section or contact us.
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    Financial Declarations:
    The presenter and Core Wellness hereby declare that no conflict of interest, competing interest, or commercial support for the CE program are present. Presenter receives compensation for program delivery and sales as well as sales of his/her personal books and products.

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    3 Review(s)
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    Live Participant

    Very well done, complex topic , could be a several hour presentation, yet all the salient points were touched upon.

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    Live Participant

    Good reinforcement of risk factors

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