7 Essential Elements of Zero Suicides: A 4-Part Webinar Series
Zero Suicide reflects a commitment by healthcare leaders to strive to make suicide a “never event” so that not one person dies alone and in despair. Zero Suicide is an international movement in healthcare.
In the Fall of 2020 a 4-part live webinar series was held and recorded on the following topics:
Session 1: What is Zero Suicide? (LEAD)
Session 2: IDENTIFY & ENGAGE Part 1
Session 3: ENGAGE Part 2, TREAT & TRANSITION
Session 4: TRAIN & IMPROVE
This webinar series is jointly provided by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Washington County Zero Suicide Program.
In collaboration with the Zero Suicide Institute.
This training is funded by Grant SM-17-006 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
This webinar series is designed for physicians, psychologists, social workers, and nurses.
After participating in this webinar series, the learner should be better able to:
- Describe the 7 essential elements of Zero Suicide and how, when implemented with fidelity, they can significantly reduce suicides.
- Recognize the importance of screening patients at risk of suicide and how other health systems have effectively.
- Incorporate and apply screenings into daily operations.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020
What is Zero Suicide? (LEAD)
Content includes: Overview of Zero Suicide, Leadership commitment and culture change required, Organizational self‐study, Experience of other healthcare organizations.
Presenter: Becky Stoll, MSSW LCSW Centerstone Vice President, Crisis & Disaster Management, Centerstone, Nashville, Tennessee
Session 2: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Systematically Identifying and Engaging Patients at Risk Part 1 (IDENTIFY & ENGAGE Part 1)
Content includes: Setting up systems to identify patients who are suicidal, Using standardized screening and assessment tools, Engaging patients in safety planning and lethal means safety.
Presenter: Brian Ahmedani, PhD, LMSW Henry Ford Health System Assoc. Scientist, Center for Health Policy & Health Services Research Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
Session 3: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Engaging Patients at Risk through Suicide Care Management Plans and Treating Suicide Directly and Providing Relentless Follow‐Up (ENGAGE Part 2, TREAT & TRANSITION)
Content includes: Developing suicide care management plans and embedding into Electronic Health Records; Use of evidence‐based treatment strategies for suicidality, Assuring timely care transitions between health care/program settings, and Relentless follow‐up to assure continuity of care.
Presenter: Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW‐r Concert Health Chief Operating Officer, Concert Health, San Diego, CA
Session 4: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Equipping the Workforce and Assuring Quality Improvement (TRAIN & IMPROVE)
Content includes: Assuring staff have the training they need for the role they play in suicide prevention, Conducting periodic workforce surveys to assess ongoing training needs, Tracking progress using standard quality improvement protocols.
Presenter: Becky Stoll, MSSW, LCSW Centerstone Vice President, Crisis & Disaster Management, Centerstone, Nashville, Tennessee
Zero Suicide Webinar Series Faculty
Brian Ahmedani, PhD, LMSW
Center of Health Police & Health Services Research
Henry Ford Health System
Virna Little, PhD, LCSW‐r, SAP, CCM
Chief Operating Officer, Concert Health
San Diego, CA
Becky Stoll, LCSW
Vice President, Crisis & Disaster Management
Coordinator, Office of CME
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Susan A. Orban, LICSW
Director, South County Healthy Bodies, Health Minds
Coordinator, Washington County Zero Suicide Program
Director, Office of CME
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Jan Ulrich, MA
Zero Suicide Institute
Education Development Center
Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Continuing Education for Psychologists
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
This activity is approved for 6.0 Category 1 CE Credits. Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only.
Continuing Education for Social Workers
The above program has been approved in accordance with the Regulations of the Rhode Island Social Work Board of Licensure.
Other Healthcare Providers
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Many other disciplines accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM towards re-licensure or recertification. Check with your state licensing board to verify.
- 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 6.00 APAThe Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
- 6.00 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.