Suicide Prevention in School Setting: Identification and Intervention

ID: 5829WEB

This webinar is designed to help school social workers, school counselors, and teachers understand their role in identifying students at risk for suicide. In this webinar risk factors and indicators will be discussed and policies and procedures for addressing this issue will be explored. Resources for screening and means to make appropriate referrals will be described as well.

*This webinar does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics for Professional Licensed Counselors. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical, Ethical


Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, EdD, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Analyze and relate signs, risk factors, and symptoms of suicide specific to the school setting.
• Describe some of the myths and fallacies of suicidal behavior that impeded prompt and impactful treatment.
• Recognize and assess the use of the Columbia Screening Scale and the reasons for its utilization as a tool in the measurement of symptomology.
• Describe differences between suicidal ideation and cutting behaviors.

Webinar Outline

9:30 am Welcome/Introduction
9:35 am Statistics on Suicide
10:00 am Myths –vs- Truth of Suicide in Students
10:30 am Symptomology of Suicide
11:00 am Risk Factors of Suicide
11:30 am Utilization of Columbia Suicide Scale
12:00 pm Cutting/Mutilation –vs- Suicidal Ideation
12:20 pm Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Intermediate - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Dr. Brett Novick holds a Master's Degree in Family Therapy and post-degree certification in School Social Work and Educational Administration as well as earned his EdD in Educational Leadership. He has worked as a School Social Worker/Counselor for the last 22 years and is an adjunct instructor at Rutgers University and Stockton Universities. He has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, community mental health, and substance abuse setting over the last twenty-five years. Additionally, he has supervised in family counseling, school counseling, and centers for abused and neglected children as well as adults & children with developmental disabilities and has been a licensed foster parent. Brett has authored seven educational and self-help books. He has written a series of nine SEL and CBT children's books and created four therapeutic games for youth. Additionally, he has written for several national educational, parenting, and mental health magazines. He has been humbled with awards for his work in education, with the NJEA Martin Luther King Jr. Human and Civil Rights, NJ State Governor's Office Jefferson Award for Public Service as well as his District's Teacher of the Year and Ocean County Counselor of the Year and the NJ State Holocaust Education Commission's Hela Young Award.

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