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.
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.