Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Sponsoring Organization

The Indianapolis Zero Suicide Academy® is sponsored by the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) and the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA). Funding for this training was made possible by DMHA and the Indiana State Office of Rural Health’s Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Project (SHIP).

Sponsoring Organization Email

kkennedy@IHAconnect.org

Funding

Zero Suicide Academy fees, materials, and lunch will be provided by DMHA and IHA. All other costs, such as travel, and lodging, are not included and must be covered by participating organizations. SHIP participating hospitals will receive stipends that may be used to offset travel and for implementation expenses.

Selection Criteria

Eligibility is limited to 1) Indiana Community Mental Health Centers that have not already participated in a Zero Suicide Academy, 2) identified healthcare systems that have shown an interest and commitment in suicide prevention, or 3) hospitals participating in the SHIP Zero Suicide Academy project. Space is limited to 16 organizations. Applicants must come with a team of 4 individuals and shall include:

  • Person(s) responsible and with authority for implementation decisions (e.g. Medical Doctor, CIO, ED, BH Director, or IT). Likely this person will be the identified lead for the system’s Zero Suicide initiative.
  • At least one senior leader/management (irrespective of discipline area).
  • At least one person who manages your electronic health records (EHR) system.
  • At least one person (e.g., case manager, psychologist, social worker, nurse, other) who provides direct care to patients daily.

The Zero Suicide Academy is not an orientation to the Zero Suicide Initiative – it is geared for organizations that are ready to adopt and implement a Zero Suicide approach. Organizations are encouraged to include individuals with lived experience of suicidal ideation or behavior who can provide insight into the impact of organizational practices on people seeking care.

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:

  1. The CEO or Director’s knowledge of and commitment to the Zero Suicide initiative.
  2. The feasibility of the timeline and work plan.
  3. The organization’s plans and expectations for embedding the Zero Suicide model into care as outlined in the www.zerosuicide.com toolkit.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to collaboration among team members.
  5. The incorporation of persons with lived experience in leadership and planning roles.

Deadline

Application materials should be submitted via e-mail as two PDF files to cenglish@edc.org by June 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST. One PDF should include the following items in the following order: Cover sheet, Letter of commitment, and Narrative. The other PDF should consist of the completed Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study. You will be notified via email by June 24, 2019 about your application status.

New application deadline: July 12, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST

Timeline

  • Application released:  May 13, 2019
  • Application due: June 3, 2019
  • New application deadline: July12, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST
  • Applicants notified of their status: June 24, 2019
  • Zero Suicide Academy conducted: August 13-14, 2019

Contact

Assistance with the application process:

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Location

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - Aurora, CO

Sponsoring Organization

Partners for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) was established to increase capacity, access, and quality of mental health services for the children, youth, and families of Colorado. PCMH operates as a cross-system resource, training, and implementation hub for Colorado children’s mental health stakeholders.  One of PCMH’s current initiatives is to strengthen youth suicide prevention efforts in primary care by working with pediatric providers in both urban/suburban and rural/frontier communities across Colorado. If you have questions for Partners for Children’s Mental Health, Please contact Shi Coleman at Shi.Coleman@childrenscolorado.org or visit their website at www.PCMH.org.

Sponsoring Organization Email

Shi.Coleman@childrenscolorado.org

Funding

Zero Suicide Academy fees, materials, and lunch will be provided by the sponsor. All other costs, such as travel and lodging, should be covered by participating organizations. A limited amount of funds are available to assist with travel and lodging costs. If this assistance is needed, please contact Shi Coleman with Partners for Children’s Mental Health at Shi.Coleman@childrenscolorado.org.

Selection Criteria

Application: The Zero Suicide Academy application consists of:

  1. Information about each of your four team members including identifying a team lead. The lead applicant will receive all correspondence and must be one of the four team members.
  2. Leadership commitment such as a CEO or Medical Director
  3. A narrative that, in one to two pages, responds to the following: 
    • What are your team’s goals for participating in the Zero Suicide Academy
    • How do you plan to successfully embed and sustain comprehensive suicide care in your organization? This can include strengths from other successful systems transformation initiatives that can be applied to care for those at risk for suicide. 
  4. A Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study, completed by the team members. The Self-Study can be found at http://zerosuicide.sprc.org/resources/zero-suicide-organizational-self-study.

Eligibility is limited to primary care, pediatric care, behavioral health care, hospitals and school systems in Colorado. Applicants attend with a team of up to 4 individuals. Teams should include at least one senior leader from the organization as well as the person(s) responsible for implementation decisions. Individuals interested in attending should send their interest to Jennifer Myers at jmyers@edc.org

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:

  1. Leadership, such as the CEO or Medical Director, knowledge of and commitment to the Zero Suicide initiative.
  2. Goals for participating in the Academy.
  3. Plans for sustaining and implementing safer care for those at risk for suicide.

Deadline

Application materials should be submitted via the link below by September 13th, 2019 at 5:00 pm MST. You will be notified via email no later than September 20th, 2019 about your application status.

Timeline

  • Application released: April 26th, 2019
  • Application due: September 13th, 2019 at 5pm MST
  • Applicants notified of their status: September 20th, 2019
  • Zero Suicide Academy conducted: October 14th and 15th, 2019

Contact

Questions about the application process, please contact info@zerosuicideinstitute.com to reach the Zero Suicide Institute team. If you have questions about the Academy or Zero Suicide, contact Jennifer Myers at jmyers@edc.org. If you have questions for Partners for Children’s Mental Health, please contact Shi Coleman at Shi.Coleman@childrenscolorado.org.

Follow this link to fill out the Zero Suicide Academy Application: 

https://go.edc.org/PCMHZeroSuicideAcademy

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AMSR for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Professionals

Substance use disorder treatment professionals make decisions every day about how to support individuals in care who may also be at risk of suicide. Suicide is a leading cause of death among people who misuse alcohol and drugs.

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

"I have been working with substance use disorders for more than 19 years and this is the first training I've seen specific to substance use and suicide risk. I believe getting individuals working in the substance use field trained in AMSR-SUD will save lives.”

Rick Strait, Program Manager, Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

The AMSR for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Professionals (AMSR-SUD) curriculum develops skills in the recognition, assessment, and management of suicide risk and the delivery of effective suicide-specific interventions.

Substance Use Disorder and Suicide

Suicide and drug overdose deaths in the United States, regardless of age or race, have increased since 2001 and the rate of drug overdose death surpassed that of suicide in 2015.1 There are shared risk factors for suicide and substance abuse, including depression, trauma history, hopelessness, and impulsivity (SAMHSA, 2015). Research indicates that individuals who struggle with substance abuse disorders can also be at increased risk for suicide. For example, in one study, adults who abused opioids at least weekly were more likely to engage in suicide planning and attempts.2 Since individuals who struggle with substance use disorders and substance misuse are at higher risk for suicide, professionals who provide substance use disorder treatment need the necessary knowledge and skills needed to talk with clients about suicide.

AMSR-SUD Training

The AMSR-SUD curriculum follows national guidelines for evidence-based practices including:

The training aims to provide participants with the background knowledge and practical skills that they need to address suicidal risk and behaviors in clients in care for substance use disorder treatment. 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 necessary skills to address potential conflicts between a care professional’s goal to prevent suicide and relapse 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 substance use disorder treatment including risk and protective factors, warning signs, and the complicating factors of substance misuse, including opioids.

Gathering Information: Identify key points in treatment where a suicide assessment should occur, what questions to ask to learn more about a client’s suicidal thoughts and behaviors past and present, and how to ask them. Participants will practice asking questions in an interactive learning environment designed to help build confidence. The training presents key scenarios, such as when to seek supervision or consultation and what to do when someone discloses suicidal thoughts during a group treatment session.

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: Review suggested actions to take based on a risk formulation using resources from SAMHSA’s TIP 50 and evidence-based interventions. Practice having conversations related to safety planning and addressing the potential for relapse through means counseling interventions.

NAADAC Education Seal

This course has been approved by the Zero Suicide Institute at EDC, as a NAADAC-Approved Education Provider, for 6.5 CEs. NAADAC Provider #189015 is responsible for all aspects of its programming. AMSR-SUD addresses the Counselor Skill Groups of Clinical Assessment, Treatment Plan, and Documentation. 

The Zero Suicide Institute at EDC does not provide refunds in the case of non-attendance.

  • 1. WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) Injury Center (2018). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html.
  • 2.  Ashrafioun L, Bishop TM, Conner KR, Pigeon WR. (2017) Frequency of prescription opioid misuse and suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts. Journal of Psychiatry Research Sep;92:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2017.03.011. Epub 2017 Mar 19.

Cost

~$95 per person plus trainer fee and travel. Discounts available for organizations interested in training large numbers of clinicians. Email amsr@edc.org for additional pricing information.

Duration

6.5 hours

Audience

Professionals who offer any level of substance use treatment to individuals at risk for suicide.

Credits

Completion of the AMSR-SUD training includes 6.5 CE credit hours with APA, CA BBS, NAADAC, and NASW.

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Location

Framingham, MA

Sponsoring Organization

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program

Sponsoring Organization Email

danielle.bolduc@state.ma.us

Funding

The sponsor, the MA DPH Suicide Prevention program, requests a registration fee of $300 per team. All other Zero Suicide Academy fees and materials will be provided by the sponsor. The registration link will be sent by MA DPH with your notification that your application has been approved. Other costs, such as travel and lodging, are not included and must be covered by participating organizations.

Selection Criteria

Eligibility is limited to health and behavioral healthcare organizations and hospitals providing substance use disorder treatment in Massachusetts. Space is limited. Applicants attend with a team of 4 individuals. Teams should include at least one senior leader from the organization as well as the person(s) responsible for implementation decisions.

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:

  1. The CEO or Director’s knowledge of and commitment to the Zero Suicide initiative.
  2. The organization’s plans and expectations for embedding the Zero Suicide model into care as outlined in the www.zerosuicide.com toolkit including the feasibility of the timeline and work plan.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to collaboration among team members.
  4. The incorporation of persons with lived experience in leadership and planning roles.

Deadline

Application materials should be submitted via the Zero Suicide Institute website by May 8th, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST. You will be notified via email by May 15th, 2019 about your application status.

Application deadline extended to May 31st 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

Timeline

Application released: April 1st, 2019

Application due: May 8th, 2019

Applicants notified of their status: May 15th, 2019

Registration fee payments due: June 11, 2019

Zero Suicide Academy conducted: June 13-14, 2019

Application extension: Application deadline extended to May 31st 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

Contact

Please contact info@zerosuicideinstitute.com to reach the Zero Suicide Institute team or Jennifer Myers at jmyers@edc.org

Questions specifically for the MA Department of Public Health or the registration fee, please contact, Danielle Bolduc at danielle.bolduc@state.ma.us

 

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Location

Columbia, SC

Sponsoring Organization

South Carolina Department of Mental Health

Sponsoring Organization Email

alexandra.karydi@scdmh.org

Funding

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.

Selection Criteria

Eligibility is limited to systems within the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. Applicants must come with a team of 3 to 4 individuals. Teams must include the Center Director and your designated Zero Suicide Coordinator from your center as well as the person(s) responsible for implementation decisions.

  1. Please review prior to the academy Zero Suicide model into care as outlined in the www.zerosuicide.com toolkit.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to collaboration among team members.
  3. The incorporation of persons with lived experience in leadership and planning roles.

Deadline

Application materials should be submitted via the Zero Suicide Institute website by March 20th, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST. You will be notified via email by March 27th, 2019 about your application status. *Application deadline has been extended until April 3rd, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST.

Timeline

Application released: January 18th, 2019

Application due: March 20th, 2019

Applicants notified of their status: March 27th, 2019

Zero Suicide Academy conducted: May 15th &16th, 2019

Contact

Please contact us at info@zerosuicideinstitute.com 

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Location

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado

Sponsoring Organization

The Zero Suicide Academy™ is sponsored by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Office of Suicide Prevention.

Sponsoring Organization Email

Emily.fine@state.co.us

Funding

Zero Suicide Academy™ fees, materials, and lunch will be provided by the sponsor. Contact the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention, Emily Fine, Office of Suicide Prevention Commission Coordinator, at Emily.fine@state.co.us to inquire about funding related to travel costs.

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. Priority will be given to applicant teams from key grant partners implementing Zero Suicide in Colorado. Applications will be judged using the following criteria:

  1. The CEO or Director’s knowledge of and commitment to the Zero Suicide initiative.
  2. The feasibility of the timeline and work plan.
  3. The organization’s plans and expectations for embedding the Zero Suicide model into care as outlined in the www.zerosuicide.com toolkit.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to collaboration among team members.
  5. The incorporation of persons with lived experience in leadership and planning roles.

Deadline

February 15th, 2019

Timeline

Application materials should be submitted via the Zero Suicide Institute website by February 15th, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST. You will be notified via email by February 28th, 2019 about your application status.

Timeline:

Application released: November 8th, 2018

Application due: February 15th, 2019

Applicants notified of their status: February 28th, 2019

Zero Suicide Academy™ conducted: April 3rd & 4th, 2019

Contact

Please contact us at info@zerosuicideinstitute.com 

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Location

Canton, OH

Sponsoring Organization

The Stark County Zero Suicide Academy™ is sponsored by Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.

Sponsoring Organization Email

Allison.Esber@StarkMHAR.org

Contact

 

 

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Location

Oklahoma City, OK

Sponsoring Organization

The Oklahoma Zero Suicide Academy is sponsored by Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS). 

Sponsoring Organization Email

Isela.Perez@odmhsas.org

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Location

Utah

Sponsoring Organization Email

info@zerosuicideinstitute.com

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