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Suicide: Meeting the Unique Needs of Families in the Aftermath

21 Mar 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Suicide: Meeting the Unique Needs of Families in the Aftermath

This presentation will focus on the role that the social worker can play in supporting families after a suicide has occurred. Risk factors and prevention will be reviewed, but the emphasis of the presentation will be on providing grief support unique to situations in which a suicide has taken place.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to list risk factors for suicide and develop an initial approach to the assessment of the suicide survivor.

  • Participants will be able to identify the unique characteristics of complicated and disenfranchised grief.

  • Participants will be able to provide effective and appropriate interventions for the family after a suicide occurs, as they grieve.

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