Suicide Prevention and Intervention: No Fee for CKEC Member Districts; $35 for Non-Member Districts

Monday, June 13, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Presenter:  Christina Krantz

Target Audience: All educators, including Occupational Therapists


This training will provide a look at suicide statistics in Kentucky as well as the USA. Participants will gain an understanding of the risk and warning signs of suicide.  Participants will also receive numerous resources to aid in the assessment, intervention, management and treatment of persons experiencing suicidal crises. One such intervention is QPR.  QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a student, friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss different mental health conditions and their related suicide risks, as well as, how to recognize when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis and when to intervene.  Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss ways to increase resiliency and protective factors in order to reduce the possibility of suicide.

This workshop will fulfill the requirements of Senate Bill 72 stating all occupational therapists must be trained in suicide prevention.

PGES Connections: 1a, 2a, 4c, 4d, 4e

Location: CKEC Training Center