This document lists suicide care training programs appropriate for clinical and non-clinical staff at health and behavioral health care agencies.
A multi-source collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help you understand and implement Zero Suicide.
Linehan, M. M. (2014). DBT® skills training manual. Guilford Publications.
Developed by the Suicide Prevention Center at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, this manual guides individuals and organizations in developing and implementing an attempt survivors’ support group. The group provides an opportunity for its participants to connect with peers who share similar experiences and includes an emphasis on tools and skills (e.g., coping skills through safety planning) that can help members stay safe from a future suicide attempt.
CAMS, the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality, is an evidence-based suicide-specific clinical intervention that has been shown through extensive research to effectively assess, treat and manage suicidal patients in a wide range of clinical settings. This three-hour online training for clinicians (CEUs available) is delivered by David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, developer of CAMS.
Behavioral Tech, founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trains mental health care providers and treatment teams who work with complex and severely disordered populations to use compassionate, scientifically valid treatments and to implement and evaluate these treatments in their practice setting.
The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a leading international source for training, therapy, and resources in CBT. Their Center for Training delivers workshops to a worldwide audience of mental health professionals, researchers, and educators.
The Zero Suicide Work Plan Template should be used by an implementation team after completing the Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study. It is organized by the various elements included as part of the comprehensive Zero Suicide framework.
This online RCA toolkit is designed to be a resource for any facility that would like to establish or improve their RCA process. It contains sample policies, position descriptions and agendas, graphic organizers and visual aids, question guides, invitations and ground rules, case studies and other documents that facilities can use to educate their staff, their RCA facilitators, or their leaders about this process.
The Joint Commission Root Cause Analysis and Action Plan tool has 24 analysis questions. This framework is intended to provide a template for answering the analysis questions and aid organizing the steps in a root cause analysis.
These guidelines from Centerstone of Tennessee were developed to aid surviving family members, other clients, and staff in the event a Centerstone client dies by suicide.
These policies and procedures from Centerstone of Tennessee were developed to ensure weapons potentially suicidal and/or homicidal clients wish to relinquish are secured in a safe and appropriate manner.
This letter can be used and adapted to request that staff complete the Zero Suicide Workforce Survey. It should be sent from the chief executive officer, or someone else in a position of leadership, to all staff members.
The Clinician Survivor Task Force provides consultation, support, and education to psychotherapists and other mental health professionals to assist them in understanding and responding to their personal/professional loss resulting from the suicide death of a patient/client and/or family member.
This pocket guide summarizes VA/DoD clinical practice guidelines for structured assessment of adults suspected to be at risk of suicide and the immediate and long-term management and treatment that should follow if an individual is found to be at risk.
This list of screening tools from the Center for Integrated Health Solutions includes many options for screening for suicide and depression risk.
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