Via live interactive webinar
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.
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
Sources and Resources (click to expand):
Campos, R. C., Santos, S., Piteira, M., Abreu, M., & Tavares, S. (2017). Suicide Ideation in Older Adults Recovering from Acute Conditions in a Clinical Recovery Facility. Journal of gerontological nursing, 43(9), 31–37. https://doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20170406-02
Saini, D. (2012). Senior Citizens: Problems and Remedies. Indian Journal Of Positive Psychology, 3(2),194-196. DOI:10.15614/ijpp/2012/v3i2/88551
Kiriakidis, S. (2015). Elderly Suicide: Risk Factors and Preventive Strategies. Annals of Gerontology and Geriatric Research. Retrieved July 29, 2020, from https://www.jscimedcentral.com/Gerontology/gerontology-2-1028.pdf
Worthington, B. (2018). Elder suicide: A needless tragedy. Retrieved July 29, 2020, from https://www.todaysgeriatricmedicine.com/news/exclusive_03.shtml
O’Rourke, N., Kupferschmidt, A. L., Claxton, A., Smith, J. Z., Chappell, N., & Beattie, B. L. (2010). Psychological resilience predicts depressive symptoms among spouses of persons with Alzheimer's disease over time. Aging & Mental Health, 14(8), 984-993. DOI:10.1080/13607863.2010.501063
Evans, G., & Radunovich, H. (n.d.). Suicide and the Elderly: Warning Signs and How to Help. Retrieved July 29, 2020, from https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy101
1 CE Live Online Contact Hour(s)
Note: Live interactive webinar is considered the same credit status as live in person by New York, Maryland and many other State boards. Please confirm with your local board.
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: This course provides 1 Contact Hour(s) live online credits (via interactive webinar).
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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