Networks for Life: Identifying and Preventing Suicide in Post-Sexual Assault Care is a training developed by the Youth Suicide Prevention Program for people working in sexual assault care settings. The training covers basic background on suicide and the scope of the problem in Washington; the relationships among depression, suicide, and sexual violence; how to identify signs of suicidal thinking in a patient or client and how to respond; skills for handling disclosures and investigating suicide risk; and safety planning and referral during hospital discharge or the end of a hotline call. Opportunities for discussion, national crisis resources, and practice scenarios are included in the presentation.
Participants will be able to
Understand the scope of suicide in Washington State;
Understand risk and protective factors for suicide, including the relationship among sexual violence, depression, and suicide risk
Identify common precipitating incidents and warning signs of suicide risk;
Understand and use a three-step intervention model when concern about suicide risk arises;
Identify appropriate resources to share with a client who may be at risk of suicide.