Total CE Credit Hours: 1.25
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102567
About the Course:
This course examines suicide in the veteran populations. It seeks to answers three key questions: “KEY QUESTION 1: What are the accuracy and adverse effects of methods to identify Veterans and military personnel at increased risk for suicide and other suicidal self-directed violence?, KEY QUESTION 2: What are the efficacy/effectiveness and adverse effects of suicide prevention interventions in reducing rates of suicide and other suicidal self-directed violence in Veterans and military personnel?, and KEY QUESTION 3: What are important areas of ongoing research and current evidence gaps in research on suicide prevention in Veterans and military personnel, and how could they be addressed by future research?” It includes: new VHA suicide prevention initiatives and standard approaches, a meta-analysis of numerous studies, literature flow, literature overview, population-level interventions, individual-level interventions, methods to identify risk, healthcare service interventions for suicide prevention, summary, discussion and conclusion.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Evidence Brief: Suicide Prevention in Veterans created by Kim Peterson, MS, Johanna Anderson, MPH, and Donald Bourne, MPH in 2018.
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Acknowledge the seriousness of veteran suicide at more than 20 a day.
- Identify the screening and assessment tools that are most effective at predicting suicide.
- Summarize the most effective individual-based treatments.
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