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SPECIAL EVENT: Suicide: Assessment, Safety Planning and Prevention

  • 27 Mar 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
  • The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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Assessment, Safety Planning and Prevention

For over a decade, the suicide rate in Missouri has been higher than the national rate. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death with suicides outnumbering homicides by more than two to one. With the increase in opiate addictions, it is critical that social workers are educated in how to assess, treat, and refer to appropriate levels of care to lower the risks for suicide.  

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the warning signs of suicide risk,

  2. Understand family concerns with at-risk patients,

  3. Incorporate behavioral health screens and safety plans,

  4. Apply best practices that facilitate resilience and improve health outcomes,

  5. Identify resources and recent research for suicide prevention.

About the presenter: 

Gary Behrman, Ph.D., M.Div., LCSW

Gary U. Behrman, PhD, MSW, M.Div., LCSW is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Saint Louis University (SLU) Schools of Social Work, Allied Health, and Medicine for the past 27 years.  Dr. Behrman is recognized for his expertise as clinician, educator, and consultant and has a private practice in St. Louis County. He has extensive training in trauma recovery and served as a first responder for numerous crisis events around the country, including an assignment at Ground Zero following the attacks on 911 and with Ferguson/Florissant MO School District following the unrest in 2016. His research and publications are in trauma recovery and the role of spirituality and faith in the healing process.

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