Lunch and Learn on Identification, Triage and Intervention: Using the “Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale” and safety Planning Intervention: Increasing Precision, Redirecting Scarce Resources and Saving Lives

Please Register and join us at New Alliance Academy on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Lunch and Learn event:

“Identification, Triage and Intervention: Using the “Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale” and safety Planning Intervention: Increasing Precision, Redirecting Scarce Resources and Saving Lives.”

Description of the Training:

The C-SSRS and Safety Planning Intervention are now widely recognized as a gold-standard, innovative suicide risk screening tool and brief intervention. Due to its demonstrated ability to identify high risk individuals and guidance for next steps the C-SSRS positively impacts service utilization through decreasing unnecessary interventions, redirecting scarce resources, and expediting care delivery to those at highest risk. This workshop will review the C-SSRS and its administration, covering its items indicating increased risk. Participants will learn how to administer the full and screening versions of the tool, how to customize the tool and how to interpret results. Population-specific editions will be reviewed (pediatric, military, etc.). System-wide implementation across multiple settings will be discussed. At completion, participants will be able to administer the C-SSRS and Safety Plan Intervention and will receive a certificate of learning.

Presenter:

Adam Lesser is a licensed clinical social worker, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatric Social Work in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Deputy Director of the Columbia Lighthouse Project at the New York State Psychiatric Institute where he is responsible for all suicide prevention activities related to public health including the international dissemination of the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS). This work is part of a national and international public health initiative across health care, surveillance, and research. Of note, numerous states, countries, and branches of the military have moved towards system-wide implementation of these methods. He has published, presented training internationally and consulted to state and local governments on best practices for suicide risk identification and prevention. His work has been featured on Atlanta National Public Radio, CNN-espanol, Univision and other local print and television media outlets.

 

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