Suicide Prevention Webinar Series

Join KVC Hospitals for a 3-part webinar series providing suicide prevention education and training and earn FREE CEUs. You can sign up to attend one, two, or all three webinars.

Check out the webinar descriptions and register below!

Webinar 1 – Understanding the Increasing Risks

Tuesday, September 20 from 12 – 1 p.m. CDT

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Suicide rates continue to significantly increase, and we are seeing more children than ever experiencing mental health crises. Special populations are at even more risk with 40% of LGBTQIA+ youth reporting seriously considering suicide in the last year. We must continue to evaluate current research to ensure an understanding of the risks to children. This training will look at the changes in data related to suicidality, the special populations at greater risk, and warning signs to look for when working with youth.

In this training, you will learn:

  • The current data reported on suicidality in youth
  • The populations found to be at an increased risk
  • The red flags and warning signs for potential suicidality

Presenters:

alexandra beineman, LMSW, KVC Hospitals Associate Director of Program and Staff Developmentcheryl costabile, MA, LCPC, LPC

 

 

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Webinar 2Assessment and Intervention

Wednesday, September 28 from 12  – 1 p.m. CDT

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Evidenced-based assessment is key to providing a quick, adequate response to a child experiencing suicidal ideation. The interventions we use must be clinically sound and attuned to that person’s life. As the technological world advances, so does our ability to ​provide interventions that youth can connect with and utilize in a more effective way. This training will focus on advancements in intervention and best practices in the assessment of suicidal ideation in youth.

In this training, you will learn:

  • Evidenced-based ways to assess suicidality
  • Immediate interventions to ensure safety when suicidality is identified
  • Technological advances in suicide interventions

Presenters:

alexandra beineman, LMSW, KVC Hospitals Associate Director of Program and Staff Developmentbrynn fowler, LMSW, KVC Hospitals Kansas City Executive Director of Psychiatric Residential Facility Services

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Webinar 3 – Continued Care and Precautions 

Thursday, October 6 from 12  – 1 p.m. CDT

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Once a child struggling with suicidality is stabilized, it is imperative to plan for continued care to ensure ongoing safety and wellbeing. This training will navigate through the different ways treatment providers and caregivers can support a child after immediate intervention. It will also discuss universal steps that can be taken to increase suicide prevention in communities and homes.

In this training, you will learn:

  • The next steps in caring for a child struggling with suicidality
  • Safety plans and resources available via apps on your phone
  • Universal precautions that can be used in all settings to reduce suicidality

Presenters:

alexandra beineman, LMSW, KVC Hospitals Associate Director of Program and Staff DevelopmentChad E. Anderson, LSCSW, KVC Health Systems Chief Clinical Officer

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You will receive 1 CEU for each webinar you attend as they are each one hour in duration. These CEUs are approved by the Kansas & Missouri State Committees of Social Workers and can be used by any profession that recognizes State Committee for Social Worker approved CEUs.

Click here to learn more about our presenters.

For questions or if you’re having an issue registering, please reach out to us at hospitals@kvc.org