Location

Nebraska Innovation Campus Auditorium, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508 

Sponsoring Organization

University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Sponsoring Organization Email

mike.schiwart@unl.edu

Funding

Zero Suicide Academy fees, materials, and lunch will be provided by the sponsor. All other costs, such as travel and lodging, will be the responsibility of the attendees.

Participant Eligibility

Applicants are to come with a team of 4 individuals including the person identified as the lead for the system’s Zero Suicide initiative. Recommendations for team composition include:

Person(s) responsible and with authority for implementation decisions (e.g. Medical Doctor, CIO, ED, BH Director, or IT).

  • At least one senior leader/management (irrespective of discipline area).
  • At least one person who manages your electronic health records (EHR) system, quality improvement, or risk management.
  • At least one person (e.g., case manager, psychologist, social worker, nurse, other) who provides care to patients daily.

Selection Criteria

All organizations wishing to be considered for the academy will submit the application by the due date. Invitations to the academy will be sent to the selected organizations by April 27, 2020.

Application Instructions

The Zero Suicide Academy application consists of:

  1. A letter of commitment written by the organization’s Director. The Director should review and approve the submission and agree to the strategy proposed.
  2. A narrative that, in two to four pages, responds to the following: 
    1. Briefly describe the members of your team and the relevant skills, knowledge, and experience they bring to the Zero Suicide Academy.

Note: Zero Suicide Implementation team members should include persons who can both champion Zero Suicide with passion and have some power and influence in your system. This can include clinical directors, senior clinical staff with coordination over a certain area or department, information technology, risk management or quality improvement, or person with lived experience.

  1. What are your team’s goals for participating in the Zero Suicide Academy™ and what does the team hope to learn during the training? (For this, we are looking for an academy vision statement. You can include what your team hopes to learn and any goals you have for the academy)
  2. What successes and /or challenges have you had as a team or with other collaborative efforts?
  3. An abstract describing how you would like to apply Zero Suicide in your organization. The abstract can include aims, description of the approach, and tentative implementation plan, drawing heavily from the http://www.zerosuicide.sprc.org toolkit. The abstract should include how you plan to successfully embed and sustain comprehensive suicide care in your organization.

A Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study is completed by your implementation team members. We offer two versions of the Organizational Self-Study: the General Organizational Self-Study and the Inpatient Organizational Self-Study. Organizations can choose to take one or both available Self-Studies. If you would like to review the questions before taking the survey, we offer a PDF of each version of the Self-Study. 

Deadline

Application materials should be submitted via the Zero Suicide Institute website by April 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST. You will be notified via email by April 27, 2020 about your application status.

Timeline

Application released:  2/7/20

Application due (extended):  4/18/20

Applicants notified of their status:  4/27/20

Zero Suicide Academy conducted:  5/19-20/2020

Contact

Assistance with the application process:

Questions for the sponsor:

Two SAMHSA Grants Available for Zero Suicide Implementation

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year 2020 Grants, two of which provide funding for Zero Suicide implementation.

Grants to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP)

The purpose of the NSSP Grant program is to support states and communities in advancing efforts to prevent suicide and suicide attempts among adults age 25 and older in order to reduce the overall suicide rate and number of suicides in the U.S. nationally. Addressing suicide prevention among adults is imperative to decreasing the nation’s suicide rate. Zero Suicide reflects Goals 8 and 9 of the NSSP. 

Eligible applicants are statutorily limited to:

  • State government agencies, including the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories. The State mental health agency or the State health agency with mental or behavioral health functions should be the lead for the NSSP grant.
  • Community-based primary care or behavioral healthcare organizations
  • Public health agencies
  • Emergency departments
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.

SAMHSA anticipates awarding 5 grants of up to $400,000 per year for up to three years.

March 23rd is the deadline to apply. Learn more and apply at SAMHSA.gov.

Grants to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems

Recipients will implement the Zero Suicide model throughout their health system.

Eligible applicants are statutorily limited to:

  • States, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories health agencies with mental health and/or behavioral health functions;
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Community-based primary care or behavioral health care organizations;
  • Emergency departments; or
  • Local public health agencies.

SAMHSA anticipates awarding 10-17 grants ranging from $400,000 to $700,000 per year for up to five years.

March 30th is the deadline to apply. Learn more and apply at SAMHSA.gov.

Looking for ways to get started on Zero Suicide? Visit our Quick Guide to Getting Started.

Need a bit more training to get underway? Contact us

Location

Governor’s Mansion, 606 Mountain Street, Carson City, NV 89703

Sponsoring Organization

The Zero Suicide Academy™ is sponsored by Nevada the Division of Public and Behavioral Health’s Office of Suicide Prevention (OSP), Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies, UNR (CASAT), Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Agency (SAPTA).

Sponsoring Organization Email

mvallen@health.nv.gov

Funding

Zero Suicide Academy™ fees, materials, and lunch will be provided by the sponsor. Contact Cherylyn Rahr-Wood, Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention, Zero Suicide Project Coordinator, at ccwood@health.nv.gov to inquire about the academy logistics.

Participant Eligibility

Applicants are to come with a team of 3-5 individuals including the person identified as the lead for the system’s Zero Suicide initiative. Recommendations for team composition include:

Person(s) responsible and with authority for implementation decisions (e.g. Medical Doctor, CIO, ED, BH Director, or IT).

  • At least one senior leader/management (irrespective of discipline area).
  • At least one person who manages your electronic health records (EHR) system, quality improvement, or risk management.
  • At least one person (e.g., case manager, psychologist, social worker, nurse, other) who provides care to patients daily.

Selection Criteria

The review committee will rate applications based on their merit. The review committee reserves the right to select participants who are representative of geographical and organizational diversity. Priority will be given to applicant teams from key partners implementing Zero Suicide. Applications will be judged using the following criteria:

  1. The CEO or Director’s knowledge of and commitment to the Zero Suicide initiative.
  2. Completion of the Zero Suicide (ZS) Workforce Survey.
  3. Creation of ZS Leadership Team with a completed Organizational Self-Study (bring to the academy).
  4. The organization’s plans and expectations for embedding the Zero Suicide model into care as outlined in the www.zerosuicide.com toolkit.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to collaboration among team members.
  6. The incorporation of persons with lived experience in leadership and planning roles.

Application Instructions

The Zero Suicide Academy application consists of:

1.    A cover sheet, using the template provided on page 4. The lead applicant will receive all correspondence and must be one of the team members.
2.    A letter of commitment written by the organization’s Director. The Director should review and approve the submission and agree to the strategy proposed.
3.    A narrative that, in two to four pages, responds to the following:  
       a.    Briefly describe the members of your team and the relevant skills, knowledge, and experience they bring to the Zero Suicide Academy.

Note: Zero Suicide Implementation team members should include persons who can both champion Zero Suicide with passion and have some power and influence in your system. This can include clinical directors, senior clinical staff with coordination over a certain area or department, information technology, risk management or quality improvement, or a person with lived experience.

     b.    What are your team’s goals for participating in the Zero Suicide Academy™ and what does the team hope to learn during the training? 
     c.    What successes and/or challenges have you had as a team or with other collaborative efforts?
     d.    An abstract describing how you would like to apply Zero Suicide in your organization. The abstract can include aims, description of the approach, and tentative implementation plan, drawing heavily from the http://www.zerosuicide.sprc.org toolkit. The abstract should include how you plan to successfully embed and sustain comprehensive suicide care in your organization.

4.    A Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study is completed by your implementation team members. We offer two versions of the Organizational Self-Study: the General Organizational Self-Study and the Inpatient Organizational Self-Study. Organizations can choose to take one or both available Self-Studies. If you would like to review the questions before taking the survey, we offer a PDF of each version of the Self-Study. 

Deadline

March 10th, 2020 (Please note there is room for 15 teams of 4, each eligible partner is allowed one team of 4) ALT will attend in case of emergency.

Timeline

Application materials should be submitted via the Zero Suicide Institute website no later than March 10th, 2020 at 5:00 pm. You will be notified via email by March 11th, 2020 about your application status.

Application deadline extended to March 10th, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Applicants notified of their status: March 11th, 2020

Zero Suicide Academy™ conducted: April 1st & 2nd, 2020

Contact

Assistance with the application process:

Questions for the sponsor:

Location

Lawrence, Kansas

Sponsoring Organization

Douglas County Behavioral Health Leadership Coalition

Sponsoring Organization Email

info@zerosuicideinstitute.com

Funding

For participant teams serving residents of Douglas County, Kansas, Zero Suicide Academy fees, materials, and lunch will be provided by the sponsor. All other costs, such as travel and lodging, are not included and must be covered by participating organizations. Teams from outside of Douglas County interested in participating in the Zero Suicide Academy should contact the sponsor for fee structure.

Participant Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to health and behavioral health care organizations serving Kansas residents with a preference for organizations with a physical presence in Douglas County, Kansas including Community Mental Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers, primary care, crisis service providers, health systems, and substance use treatment providers. Applicants are to come with a team of 4 individuals including the person identified as the lead for the system’s Zero Suicide initiative. Recommendations for team composition include:

Person(s) responsible and with authority for implementation decisions (e.g. Medical Doctor, CIO, ED, BH Director, or IT).

  • At least one senior leader/management (irrespective of discipline area).
  • At least one person who manages your electronic health records (EHR) system, quality improvement, or risk management.
  • At least one person (e.g., case manager, psychologist, social worker, nurse, other) who provides care to patients daily.

Selection Criteria

The review committee will rate applications based on their merit in responding to this application. The review committee reserves the right to select participants who are representative of geographical and organizational diversity. Applications will be judged using the following criteria:

  • The CEO or Director’s knowledge of and commitment to the Zero Suicide initiative.
  • The feasibility of the timeline and work plan.
  • Incorporation of the Zero Suicide model into care as outlined in the www.zerosuicide.com Toolkit.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration among team members.
  • The incorporation of persons with lived experience in leadership and planning roles.

Application Instructions

The Zero Suicide Academy application consists of:

  1. A cover sheet. The lead applicant will receive all correspondence and must be one of the four team members.
  2. A letter of commitment written by the organization’s Director. The Director should review and approve the submission and agree to the strategy proposed.
  3. A narrative that, in two to four pages, responds to the following: 
    • Briefly describe the members of your team and the relevant skills, knowledge, and experience they bring to the Zero Suicide Academy. Note: Zero Suicide Implementation team members should include persons who can both champion Zero Suicide with passion and have some power and influence in your system. This can include clinical directors, senior clinical staff with coordination over a certain area or department, information technology, risk management or quality improvement, person with lived experience.
    • What are your team’s goals for participating in the Zero Suicide Academy and what does the team hope to learn during the training?
    • What successes and /or challenges have you had as a team or with other collaborative efforts?
    • An abstract describing how you would like to apply Zero Suicide in your organization. The abstract can include aims, description of approach, and tentative implementation plan, drawing heavily from the http://www.zerosuicide.sprc.org toolkit. The abstract should include how you plan to successfully embed and sustain comprehensive suicide care in your organization.
  4. A Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study is completed by your implementation team members. We offer two versions of the Organizational Self-Study: the General Organizational Self-Study and the Inpatient Organizational Self-Study. Organizations can choose to take one or both available Self-Studies. If you would like to review the questions before taking the survey, we offer a PDF of each version of the Self-Study. 

Deadline

Application materials should be submitted via the Zero Suicide Institute website by February 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm CST. You will be notified via email by March 11, 2020 about your application status.

Timeline

  • Application released 22 January 2020
  • Application due 26 February 2020
  • Applicants notified of their status 11 March 2020
  • Zero Suicide Academy conducted 29-30 April 2020

AMSR for Direct Care Staff Working in Outpatient Health and Behavioral Health Care Settings

Over 47,000 people died by suicide in the U.S. in 2017. Outpatient mental health professionals play a critical role in the identification, assessment, and management of suicide risk among their patients.

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) teaches best practices recommended by the nation's leading experts in the research and delivery of suicide care.

Doctor/patient conference

“Educating the mental health workforce to assess and respond to suicide risk is essential to the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, and to efforts such as the Zero Suicide initiative for providing ‘suicide safer’ care systems.”

The AMSR for Direct Care Staff Working in Outpatient Settings curriculum develops skills in the recognition, assessment, and management of suicide risk and the delivery of effective suicide-specific interventions.

Suicide and People Receiving Mental Health Care

Suicidal behavior is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Each year, over 45,000 people die by suicide1 and hundreds of thousands are seen in hospital emergency departments for suicide attempts.2 A significant proportion of people who died by suicide had recent contact with a mental health professional3. However, many providers—psychologists, social workers, and other mental health counselors—are inadequately trained to assess, treat, and manage suicide risk in their clients.[fn]Schmitz, W. M., Jr, Allen, M. H., Feldman, B. N., Gutin, N. J., Jahn, D. R., Kleespies, P. M., . . . Simpson, S. (2012). Preventing suicide through improved training in suicide risk assessment and care: An American Association of Suicidology Task Force report addressing serious gaps in U.S. mental health training. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 42(3), 292–304.

“Many clinical training programs do not fully prepare health care professionals to provide suicide care.”

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention4

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) fills that training gap by teaching the core competencies that meet suicide care standards established by national organizations including The Joint Commission, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Veterans Administration, and others.

Outpatient direct care professionals can help identify and support clients with suicide risk by using the suicide risk identification, assessment, and management competencies taught in the AMSR-Direct Care Inpatient training.

AMSR-Direct Care Outpatient

The AMSR Direct Care Outpatient curriculum follows national guidelines for caring for people with suicide risk including:

The training provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to address suicide risk and behaviors in outpatient setting clients. Participants will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and apply practical skills in the following areas:

Approaching Your Work: Learn how to manage reactions related to suicide and maintain a collaborative, non-adversarial stance. Acquire the skills to address potential conflicts between a direct care staff person’s goal to prevent suicide and maintain a client’s safety and a client’s goal to eliminate psychological pain via suicidal behavior.

Understanding Suicide: Gain an understanding of the definitions and language used when talking about suicide, as well as the data that are relevant to addressing suicide in treatment populations including risk and protective factors, warning signs, and precipitating factors.

Gathering Information: Identify key points in treatment when a suicide assessment should occur, the type of information to gather to inform the assessment, and ways to build trust and thus elicit key information about the client’s risk of suicide. The training presents case studies and videos for group and individual modalities, and other interactive exercises.

Formulating Risk: Practice synthesizing assessment information into a risk formulation that will help inform next steps in treatment. AMSR emphasizes the importance of using a risk formulation not for prediction, but as information to make a collaborative decision regarding recovery-oriented treatment planning.

Planning and Responding: Learn to use evidence-based suicide prevention interventions to maintain client safety during inpatient treatment and develop a post-acute care treatment plan. Practice having conversations related to safety planning, contingency planning, and means counseling interventions.

This training is best utilized by those working in organizations where clinicians are trained in the full 6.5-hour version of AMSR for Outpatient Settings so that treatment teams of clinicians and direct care staff can speak the same risk assessment and management language to provide consistent, effective care.  

  • 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2019). 2017, United States Suicide Injury Deaths and Rates per 100,000. WISQARS.  National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, NCHS Vital Statistics System for numbers of deaths. Bureau of Census for population estimates. https://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/fatal.html
  • 2. Rui P, Kang K, Ashman JJ. (2016). National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 emergency department summary tables. Table 16. Emergency department visits related to injury, poisoning, and adverse effect, by intent: United States, 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ahcd/nhamcs_emergency/2016_ed_web_tables.pdf https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhamcs/web_tables/2016_ed_web_tables.pdf
  • 3. Ahmedani, B. K., Simon, G. E., Stewart, C., Beck, A., Waitzfelder, B. E., Rossom, R., … Solberg, L. I. (2014). Health care contacts in the year before suicide death. Journal of general internal medicine, 29(6), 870–877. doi:10.1007/s11606-014-2767-3
  • 4. National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: Transforming Health Systems Initiative Work Group. (2018). Recommended standard care for people with suicide risk: Making health care suicide safe. Washington, DC: Education Development Center, Inc.

Cost

$50 per person. Email amsr@edc.org for pricing information.

Duration

3 hours

Audience

Direct care professionals who work in outpatient treatment settings including mental health technicians, LPNs, teachers, recreation and expressive therapists.

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AMSR for Direct Care Staff Working in Inpatient Behavioral Health Care Settings

Over 47,000 people died by suicide in the U.S. in 2017. Inpatient direct care professionals play a critical role in the identification, assessment, and long-term management of suicide risk among clients.

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) teaches best practices recommended by the nation's leading experts in the research and delivery of suicide care.

Doctor/patient conference

“Educating the mental health workforce to assess and respond to suicide risk is essential to the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, and to efforts such as the Zero Suicide initiative for providing ‘suicide safer’ care systems.” 

The AMSR for Direct Care Staff Working in Inpatient Settings curriculum develops skills in the recognition, assessment, and management of suicide risk and the delivery of effective suicide-specific interventions.

Suicide and People Receiving Mental Health Care

Suicidal behavior is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Each year, over 45,000 people die by suicide1 and hundreds of thousands are seen in hospital emergency departments for suicide attempts.2 A significant proportion of people who died by suicide had recent contact with a mental health professional3However, many providers—psychologists, social workers, and other mental health counselors—are inadequately trained to assess, treat, and manage suicide risk in their clients.[fn]Schmitz, W. M., Jr, Allen, M. H., Feldman, B. N., Gutin, N. J., Jahn, D. R., Kleespies, P. M., . . . Simpson, S. (2012). Preventing suicide through improved training in suicide risk assessment and care: An American Association of Suicidology Task Force report addressing serious gaps in U.S. mental health training. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 42(3), 292–304.

“Many clinical training programs do not fully prepare health care professionals to provide suicide care.” 

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention4

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) fills that training gap by teaching the core competencies that meet suicide care standards established by national organizations including The Joint Commission, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Veterans Administration, and others.

Inpatient direct care professionals can help identify and support clients with suicide risk by using the suicide risk identification, assessment, and management competencies taught in the AMSR-Direct Care Inpatient training.

AMSR-Direct Care Inpatient

The AMSR Direct Care Inpatient curriculum follows national guidelines for caring for people with suicide risk including:

The training provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to address suicide risk and behaviors in inpatient setting clients. Participants will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and apply practical skills in the following areas:

Approaching Your Work: Learn how to manage reactions related to suicide and maintain a collaborative, non-adversarial stance. Acquire the skills to address potential conflicts between a direct care staff person’s goal to prevent suicide and maintain a client’s safety and a client’s goal to eliminate psychological pain via suicidal behavior.

Understanding Suicide: Gain an understanding of the definitions and language used when talking about suicide, as well as the data that are relevant to addressing suicide in treatment populations including risk and protective factors, warning signs, and precipitating factors.

Gathering Information: Identify key points in treatment when a suicide assessment should occur, the type of information to gather to inform the assessment, and ways to build trust and thus elicit key information about the client’s risk of suicide. The training presents case studies and videos for group and individual modalities, and other interactive exercises.

Formulating Risk: Practice synthesizing assessment information into a risk formulation that will help inform next steps in treatment. AMSR emphasizes the importance of using a risk formulation not for prediction, but as information to make a collaborative decision regarding recovery-oriented treatment planning.

Planning and Responding: Learn to use evidence-based suicide prevention interventions to maintain client safety during inpatient treatment and develop a post-acute care treatment plan. Practice having conversations related to safety planning, contingency planning, and means counseling interventions.

This training is best utilized by those working in organizations where clinicians are trained in the full 6.5-hour version of AMSR for Inpatient Settings so that treatment teams of clinicians and staff can speak the same risk assessment and management language to provide consistent, effective care. 

  • 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2019). 2017, United States Suicide Injury Deaths and Rates per 100,000. WISQARS.  National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, NCHS Vital Statistics System for numbers of deaths. Bureau of Census for population estimates. https://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/fatal.html
  • 2. Rui P, Kang K, Ashman JJ. (2016). National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 emergency department summary tables. Table 16. Emergency department visits related to injury, poisoning, and adverse effect, by intent: United States, 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ahcd/nhamcs_emergency/2016_ed_web_tables.pdf https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhamcs/web_tables/2016_ed_web_tables.pdf
  • 3. Ahmedani, B. K., Simon, G. E., Stewart, C., Beck, A., Waitzfelder, B. E., Rossom, R., … Solberg, L. I. (2014). Health care contacts in the year before suicide death. Journal of general internal medicine, 29(6), 870–877. doi:10.1007/s11606-014-2767-3
  • 4. National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: Transforming Health Systems Initiative Work Group. (2018). Recommended standard care for people with suicide risk: Making health care suicide safe. Washington, DC: Education Development Center, Inc.

Cost

Email amsr@edc.org for additional pricing information.

Duration

3.5 hours

Audience

Inpatient direct care staff including mental health and patient care technicians, LPNs, teachers, recreation and expressive therapists, case managers, recovery coaches, life skills, peer, and employment specialists, and others.

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Location

5015 S. IH 35 Frontage Road STE. 200 Austin, TX 78744

Sponsoring Organization

Texas Health and Human Services Commission; Integral Care

Sponsoring Organization Email

timothy.stacey@integralcare.org

Funding

Zero Suicide Academy fees, materials, and lunch will be provided by the sponsor. All other costs, such as travel and lodging, will be reimbursed up to $700.00 per person if traveling more than 50 miles.

Selection Criteria

All Centers completing the requested application and submitting it by the due date will be invited to participate in the academy.

The Zero Suicide Academy application consists of:

  1. A cover sheet, using the template provided on page 4. The lead applicant will receive all correspondence and must be one of the team members.
  2. A letter of commitment written by the organization’s Director. The Director should review and approve the submission and agree to the strategy proposed. (Consider this a letter of support for the SCI project and Zero Suicide at your Center)
  3. A narrative that, in two to four pages, responds to the following: 
    1. Briefly describe the members of your team and the relevant skills, knowledge, and experience they bring to the Zero Suicide Academy.

Note: Zero Suicide Implementation team members should include persons who can both champion Zero Suicide with passion and have some power and influence in your system. This can include clinical directors, senior clinical staff with coordination over a certain area or department, information technology, risk management or quality improvement, person with lived experience.

    1. What are your team’s goals for participating in the Zero Suicide Academy™ and what does the team hope to learn during the training? (For this, we are looking for an academy vision statement. You can include what your team hopes to learn and any goals you have for the academy)
    2. What successes and /or challenges have you had as a team or with other collaborative efforts?
    3. An abstract describing how you would like to apply Zero Suicide in your organization. The abstract can include aims, description of approach, and tentative implementation plan, drawing heavily from the http://www.zerosuicide.sprc.org toolkit. The abstract should include how you plan to successfully embed and sustain comprehensive suicide care in your organization. (This is akin to your implementation plan)
  1. A Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study is completed by your implementation team members. We offer two versions of the Organizational Self-Study: the General Organizational Self-Study and the Inpatient Organizational Self-Study. Organizations can choose to take one or both available Self-Studies. If you would like to review the questions before taking the survey, we offer a PDF of each version of the Self-Study. (Please submit a copy of your FY19 Form Y with your application. If you decide you have grown in your implementation in the last 6 months, consider updating your Form Y to accurately reflect your suicide care practices and submit the update with the application.)

Deadline

Application materials should be submitted via the Zero Suicide Institute website by April 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST. You will be notified via email by April 9, 2020 about your application status.

Timeline

Application released 1/13/20

Application due 4/3/20

Applicants notified of their status 4/9/20

Zero Suicide Academy conducted 5/6-7/20

Contact

Contact:

info@zerosuicideinstitute.com

timothy.stacey@integralcare.org

tammy.weppelman@hhsc.state.tx.us

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