This free online course in Caring Contacts was developed in collaboration with the AIMS Center and Behavioral Health Institute by Amanda Kerbrat, LICSW, Research Scientist in CSPAR.
Suicide is a leading cause of death in Washington. Our rates of suicide are higher than the national average and are at risk of increasing further as the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. Medical professionals and client-facing staff are likely to interact with individuals considering suicide. It’s critical that we/they have the knowledge and tools to intervene and help those in a suicidal crisis.
Caring Contacts training will introduce you to a simple but powerful intervention that has demonstrated it can reduce suicidal ideation, attempts, hospitalization, and deaths.
This is a one-hour, interactive, self-paced training course developed for medical professionals and client-facing staff in WA state, and open to everyone. It is designed to address the public health crisis of suicide and give providers and client-facing staff additional tools to prevent suicide.