Live Workshop: Veterans Suicide Prevention - Increasing Cultural Competence for Behavioral Health Providers

Join Joyce King, CSC-AD, LCPC, NCC, Program Director, SSG Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program, Sheppard Pratt, for this free workshop.

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Veteran suicide rates are indicative of a serious and worsening crisis. In this presentation, we will discuss the latest evidence-based information on veteran suicide to improve attendees’ abilities in patient care, interpersonal communication, and systems-based practice. Given the collaboration with civilian providers who may have varying levels of understanding regarding military culture, there is a clear need for educational resources to help identify prevalent military-related illnesses like posttraumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury. Through improved cultural competency education, providers can develop skills that improve outcomes. We will discuss these skills, including how to utilize the Crisis Response Plan, to prevent suicidal behavior among at-risk veterans.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this lecture, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify three factors that contribute to at risk veterans.
  2. Recognize mental health disorders in at risk veterans and distinguish at least two differences in the pathological process in veterans vs nonveterans. 
  3. Define a Crisis Response Plan and identify the five key components included in the plan.
Approval Statements:

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour in Category I credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement: Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This activity is available for 1.0 NBCC clock hour.