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Suicide and The Older Adult
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Monday, Dec, 21, 2020 12.00 PM to 01.00 PM EST
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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.
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
    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
    CE Credits:
     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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    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 05/18/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education credits (in person or live online).

    NBCC ACEP Approved
    Core Wellness, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7094. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Core Wellness, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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    Core Wellness, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Core Wellness, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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    Fee covers: Attendance, course material and CE award to those who complete the course. Registration is open until the course sells out (when this occurs, purchase option is disabled). We recommend signing up early to secure your spot and for early bird pricing. We provide a full refund upon request for cancellations submitted seven (7) calendar days before the webinar date. Cancellations received after that time frame will be granted: a transfer, credit or recorded webinar access, when available. For further questions, please see the FAQ section or contact us. In the rare event of a training cancellation, a notification and full refund (for the course fee only) will be automatically sent to you via your email on file.
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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.


    Suicide and The Older Adult
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    • Aging and the Role it Plays 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
    • Identifying Increased Risk Factors 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    • Best Practices for Suicide Prevention in Older Adults 12:45 PM - 01:00 PM

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

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    Good reinforcement of risk factors

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