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One component of a Zero Suicide framework is a competent, confident, and well-trained workforce,...

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The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention released the comprehensive Suicide Prevention and the...

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Train a competent, confident, and caring workforce.

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David Covington, Co-lead of the Zero Suicide Advisory Group, highlights the potential impact of training the entire workforce.

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Virna Little, Senior Vice President—Psychosocial Services at the Institute for Family Health, talks about prioritizing training in suicide care.

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David Covington, Co-lead of the Zero Suicide Advisory Group, asserts that all staff need skills to interact with people in care at risk of suicide.

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 Suicide Care Training Options lists suicide care training programs appropriate for...

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This letter can be used and adapted to request that staff complete the Zero Suicide Workforce Survey. It...

Articles and Readings

Oordt, M. S., Jobes, D. A., Fonseca, V. P., & Schmidt, S. M. (2009). Training mental health professionals to assess and manage suicidal behavior: Can provider confidence and...

Articles and Readings

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...

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